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Share the Warmth Drive for Cradles to Crayons

November 22, 2019

Share the Warmth Drive
Monday, December 2 to Thursday, December 19

Once again this year, the fifth grade is organizing the Share the Warmth clothing drive to benefit Cradles to Crayons. The annual drive is a longstanding community service commitment and leadership opportunity for our oldest lower school students. Cradles to Crayons delivers necessities to underprivileged families in Massachusetts. This includes clothes, hygiene products, and winter gear. To learn more about Cradles to Crayons, visit their website.

We will be accepting the following donations in sizes for infants to middle schoolers:

  • Socks, pajamas, and underwear (must be new)
  • Sweaters, sweatshirts, pants, gloves, hats, coats, boots, and shirts (gently used)
  • Hygiene products (must be new)

You can bring your donations to the boxes in the lobby or the fifth grade classroom, room 247. We hope you consider donating and helping kids in need!

The History of Share the Warmth

Share the Warmth is an enduring tradition that was established in 1992 thanks to the inspiration of parent Kathy Knight P ’99, ’00, ’06. The tradition is an example of the home-school partnership that is a hallmark of the learning community at Belmont Day.

In the early years of Share the Warmth, donations went to Shelter, Inc. More recently, in support of our long-standing relationship, the donated items are delivered to Cradles to Crayons, an organization that provides everyday essentials for children and families who face the challenge of clothing insecurity. On Community Service Day in May, a student group travels to the program’s Giving Factory to clean and sort donations that come from individuals and families all around Greater Boston. Belmont Day also serves as the collection site for the Town of Belmont’s drive for Cradles to Crayons and hosts community volunteers for a sorting day in the spring.

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