Building student involvement, fostering civic engagement and enhancing community service to advance public health. 

As you prepare for another holiday season and end of the year you may have wondered how you can give back this season. Smile Squad members are collecting donations to bring to Cradles To Crayons in Brighton. Members will be volunteering at their local warehouse where all donations are organized and sorted to be distributed to children in need. 

Their mission in the community is to provide children from birth through age 12 with the everyday essentials they need to thrive — at home, at school, and at play.

Cradles to Crayons works directly with social services to obtain a list of the exact items a child needs. Often during the winter, it’s a jacket or simply hygiene supplies. Smile squad will be donating hygiene supplies including toothbrushes, toothpaste and floss but we ask that while you’re home to please try to gather items including used jackets, sweaters, and shoes. Please see the attached list of most needed items. A box has been placed in the 7th floor student lounge. We hope to fill the both boxes up and make these children smile this January.  

If you’re interested in volunteering at the warehouse please contact :

Event date: January 12th
Time: 1:30 pm – 4:30