Special thanks to the 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th graders at Church of the Redeemer, St. Paul MN who made and then donated 8 blankets for Cradle of Hope families in crisis! We expect to help 3,000 families this year so your donation is GREATLY appreciated!
In order to help moms choose life, it is essential to support her through this journey! In addition to providing financial support, we provide material assistance which alleviates a tremendous amount of stress. There are many ways that you, your work, church, school, neighborhood or local store/agency can get involved.
Baby Item Drive
Cradle of Hope Giving Tree
Supermarket Support – Family Support Bags
Baby Bottle Bananza
Run a Race
Coins for Cribs
Host a Party
Host a Baby Shower for an Unborn Baby
Baby Item Drive: Collect baby items that can be used in our baby shower baskets which are distributed to women preparing to be moms for the first time. Items needed: Diapers, wipes, bottles, pacifiers, onesies, bibs, small blankets, baby tubs, laundry baskets, etc.
Transportation Drive: Collect monthly “Go To” transportation cards which will be distributed to women who have recently given birth and have started their job search. With unlimited monthly access to a bus and train new moms will be able to find a job, provide financially for her new family, and become empowered!
The Cradle of Hope Giving Tree: The Cradle of Hope Giving Tree was created so all ages could participate in experiencing the joy of giving. How does it work? You can create your own “Giving Tree” and we will supply you with the wishes (tags) that can be placed on your tree branches. Share these wishes with family and friends and allow them to pluck the wishes they hope to fulfill. If you prefer to receive wishes from the Cradle of Hope Giving tree, staff will pluck these wishes and mail them directly to you. Once you pick a wish you can shop for the item. Once you gather items together, contact us to drop them off at Cradle of Hope. All items will be used to provide encouragement and support to families facing a crisis so they will choose life for their unborn baby. Make this a family or group project by reading the book, “The Giving Tree” by Shel Silverstein and then gathering the items together. You will feel good knowing that you helped save the life of a baby and transform a family’s future!
Supermarket Family Support Bags: The next time you are grocery shopping, purchase some items to fill a “Family Support Bag”. You can include essential baby items such as newborn diapers, wipes, pacifiers, bibs, bottles, blankets, onesies, clothing, and rattles that will be used in baby shower baskets. Each basket will be given to a first time mom who recently chose to face her crisis and give birth to her baby! Once your bag is ready, contact us to plan a day to drop your items off at Cradle of Hope.
Baby Bottle Banaza: Looking for something that you can do to help Cradle of Hope with your friends, family, co-workers, Girl Scout troop, Boy Scout troop, Church Youth group or more? Contact Cradle of Hope today to host your very own “Baby Bottle Bananza”. We’ll provide you with a basket filled with Baby Bottles. Each baby bottle will have some information about Cradle of Hope that you can keep. Your group will have 1 month to fill as many bottles as you can with coins, cash, or checks (made payable to: Cradle of Hope). Return the basket & filled bottles to Cradle of Hope. No need to count up your collection – we’ll do it for you. You will be notified of what your group raised. Be sure to take photos that we can share with others. Interested in competing with other groups? The group who raises the most money will be highlighted on the Cradle of Hope website.
Calling All Runners: Run a race or even a marathon! Collect sponsors and donate them to Cradle of Hope.
Car Wash: Host a car wash and donate the proceeds to Cradle of Hope.
Coins for Cribs: Organize a “Coins for Cribs” collection at your business, school or church. A portable crib is available to display at your event if you would like. Please contact Cradle of Hope to make arrangements.
Students from the Power Play Education at St. Rose of Lima in Roseville, MN saved quarters and filled M&M tubes with their donations allowing us to distribute 3 Portable Cribs, save the lives of 3 babies, and provide hope to 3 families.
Garage Sale: Host a garage sale on your own or coordinate a neighborhood garage sale and designate a portion of your proceeds to Cradle of Hope.
Host a Party: Designate proceeds from your birthday party, sporting event (Super Bowl) party, reunion, or “Girls Night Out” to Cradle of Hope.
Host a Baby Shower for an Unborn Baby: There are many pregnant women who have little, if any, support as they contemplate the birth of their baby. Help us to encourage these women to give birth to their babies by hosting your own baby shower and donating the items to Cradle of Hope. We will re-distribute these items in the form of baby shower baskets to support these moms for choosing life for their babies and let them know that they are loved.
Optum hosted a “Baby Shower” where they collected items for 20 baby shower baskets that were distributed to families so mom and baby could begin their new lives together.
The Church of the Maternity of the Blessed Virgin hosted a “Spiritual Adoption” where they prayed for unborn babies. The congregation then collected essential baby items that were donated to Cradle of Hope and used in 6 baby shower baskets that were distributed to families so mom and baby could begin their new lives together.
You-nique Ideas: If you have a creative idea to raise funds for Cradle of Hope but need some help, please contact us and we will gladly support your efforts.
Please contact Cradle of Hope at (651) 636-3127 if you would like to receive any informational materials to include in your fundraising initiatives. When you’re ready, contact us to schedule a drop-off.