This is the last in our monthlong series about donating to area charities, but families who are in need today will be no less needy next week.

Cradles to Crayons,

a Horsham-based nonprofit, needs new or gently used clothing, infant car seats, backpacks, batteries, cribs and more. Individuals and groups are needed to work at the Horsham warehouse on Tuesdays through Thursdays during afternoon or evening hours. Children and teens can help by asking friends and family to donate arts and crafts supplies or children's books to Cradles to Crayons, instead of buying gifts for their birthdays.

Cradles to Crayons

141 Gibraltar Road

Horsham, Pa. 19044

215-836-0958 or


The Career Wardrobe,

a national organization started by a group of Philadelphia women in 1994, helps women get back into the workforce by giving them appropriate clothes for job interviews.

The Career Wardrobe

1211 Chestnut St.,

Suite 205

Philadelphia 19107

215-568-6693 or



Delaware County Housing Coalition

is a Chester-based nonprofit that organizes volunteers of all ages and skill levels to work alongside residents in repair projects. Painting, street and lot clean-up, winterizing and gardening are all on the to-do list.

Delaware County Housing Coalition

801 E. Ninth St.

Chester, Pa. 19013

610-874-7181 or


Neighbor to Neighbor Community Development Corporation

needs donations of nonperishables for the 800 or more families served by its emergency food program. In addition, the agency accepts donations of clothing and household items, as well as classroom and office supplies.

Neighbor to Neighbor CDC, Inc.

Box 1116

814 Clifton Ave.

Sharon Hill, Pa. 19079

610-461-8140 or


The Multiple Sclerosis Association

trains volunteer Resource Detectives who work from their homes using the Internet to research and report on resources available to the MS community. Details at


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