Evanston Pop-up Product Collection Drive Empowers Underserved Kids,

Honors MLK Day of Service


WHAT:                 To meet the urgent need of providing more local children with warm clothing, coats and snow boots this winter, on Monday, January 21 Cradles to Crayons Chicago is hosting a pop-up collection drive in Evanston and asking area families to drop-off donations of new and gently-used items for children living in low-income situations across the Chicago-metro area.

Nonprofit Cradles to Crayons, which has already provided essentials to more than 100,000 vulnerable local children, works to eliminate the clothing insecurity that too-often keeps kids from attending school and feeling the confidence they need to succeed. On this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, Cradles to Crayons will return to Evanston to collect donations at a centralized location, making it easier for families living outside of the city to engage in the region’s growing fight against clothing insecurity. Join the thousands already giving back by supporting this important cause on MLK Day of Service.

                                Most Needed Items:

  • Winter Coats (sizes newborn to adult medium)
  • Winter Boots (sizes newborn to adult size 10)
  • Warm Clothing (sizes newborn to adult medium)
  • Toys & Books (ages 0-12)

WHEN:                 Monday, January 21 — Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

                                10 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Collection drive open to the community

WHERE:                Beacon Academy, 1574 Sherman Ave., Evanston