Digilant Cares Boston collaborates with nonprofit Cradles to Crayons to support the NPO effort to help local children get ready for school. Cradles to Crayons provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive – at home, at school and at play. They supply these items free of charge by engaging and connecting communities that have with communities that need.
Digilant has chosen to partner with Cradles to Crayons specifically on their Ready for School program. Cradles to Crayons commissioned a study to gain a better understanding of the impact of Ready for School on the children who receive Cradles to Crayons’ backpacks.
97.7% of parents said the supplies provided will help their children to do homework
95.9% of parents said the supplies will make their child more excited to go to school
93.7% of teachers said the supplies helped students to complete their homework
“There is a student in my class who is from a single parent family. They are homeless and the student was happy to get a backpack and supplies like everyone else. This student would not have had anything on the first day like all of the others. Thank you.” – Teacher
With more than 300,000 children from newborn to age 12 living in low-income and homeless situations in Massachusetts, the need for Ready for School is very real. This is why Digilant is proud to be supporting the cause on a number of levels.
In additional to providing a $5,000 donation that will allow Cradles to Crayons to purchase backpacks and school supplies for more than 300 local children, Digilant is engaging on two volunteer opportunities and hosting a collecting at our Boston office for clothing and books for children in need. Digilant will participant in the Cradles to Crayons annual Backpack-a-thon event in August, where 10 of our staff members will join more than 600 other volunteers and special VIP guests to pack 35,000 backpacks just in time for school to start. In September, the entire Boston office will spend the day at the Cradles to Crayons “Giving Factory” where they will sort, inspect, clean, and package clothing, books, toys, and baby equipment.