Courtesy of Tufts Sports Information
MEDFORD, Mass. – Following a long road trip to Maryland and a hard-fought victory over Stevenson University, the Tufts men’s lacrosse team held its seventh annual volunteer day at Cradles to Crayons in Brighton during spring break, continuing its tradition of support for local public service organizations.
After arriving home from the Stevenson game, the team spent the next day (March 19) at Cradles to Crayons sorting and folding clothes, preparing clothing packs, cataloging inventory, cleaning and sorting toys and filling orders for children who need books, warm clothes and other items.
“We are grateful to the Tufts men’s lacrosse team for its continued support and dedication to our mission of providing children with the essential items they need to thrive – at home, at school and at play,” said Lynn Margherio, CEO and Founder of Cradles to Crayons. “The team’s energy, enthusiasm and hard work reflect a sincere commitment to meeting the needs of children throughout Massachusetts.”
“We appreciate the tremendous work C2C does to improve the quality of life for children in our local communities and we are honored to support their efforts every year,” said Coach Mike Daly. “The difficult winter this year has only increased the need for community assistance to needy families and we are proud to contribute our time and energy in supportive of this worthy cause.”
More than 300,000 Massachusetts children 12 years old and under live in poor or low-income households, with nearly 15 percent of children in Massachusetts and 23 percent of children nationwide now living in poverty which puts them at risk for later health problems. Cradles to Crayons provides low-income and homeless children the basic essentials they need to be safe, warm, ready to learn and valued. It collects new and nearly new children's items through grassroots community drives and corporate donations. Donations are then processed and packaged by volunteers and distributed free of charge to disadvantaged children across the state through a collaborative network of social service agencies and school partners.
Please visit the Cradles to Crayons website: www.cradlestocrayons.org.