2017 Give Back Awards FAQs


What time should I arrive?

Registration opens at 5:30, with 30 minutes of networking. The program will begin promptly at 6:00, and our service project will kick off at 7:00.

When will the event end?

We’ll wrap up at 8pm.

What should I wear?

Wear whatever you’ll be comfortable in while working on your feet and doing a little moving around. Whether your vibe is more business formal or business casual, our strongest suggestion is to sport some comfy shoes.

Will there be dinner?

We’ll be serving heavy hors d’oeuvres, as well as beer and wine. You’ll be full enough that you won’t hit an after-work hangry wall, but not so full that you’re in a food coma and can’t volunteer.

Can I bring my kids?

Yes! Kids over the age of 5 are welcome to join us, because it’s never too early to start giving back. Just register your kids for a “Youth” ticket when you reserve your own spot.

Where do I park?

Cradles to Crayons is located at 155 North Beacon Street in Brighton, and there is on-street parking available on North Beacon and some surrounding streets. Additionally, we have received special permission for guests to park in the parking lot of the Stop & Shop at 60 Everett Street, on the end closest to Arthur Street and Harvey Steel Road. It is a 5-10 minute walk to Cradles to Crayons, and signs will be posted to guide you.

Can I get there by public transportation?

Public transportation is recommended. The new Boston Landing Commuter Rail stop is about a 6 minute walk from Cradles to Crayons (155 North Beacon Street, Boston). Multiple bus routes will also get you within walking distance: 51, 57, 64, 66, 86, or 97. Check out www.mbta.com for details.

Where do I enter?

Enter the building through the front entrance by Cortland Furniture. Do not enter through the loading dock where donations are dropped off.

Can I bring items to donate with me?

Absolutely. Cradles to Crayons is currently looking for clean, gently-used children's clothing up to an adult medium. They have an urgent need for boys' clothing sizes 7/8, 10, 12, 14/16, and girls' clothing sizes 7/8, 12, 18/20.

What if I can't be on my feet for the entire service project?

No problem. Just drop us a line at info@alliancebl.org and we’ll make sure that your part of the project involves a chair!