Episode: Cradles to Crayons: Serving Children in Need
Air Date: May 29, 2014
What if all children had the essentials they needed to thrive? That’s the mission at Cradles to Crayons, a non-profit that supplies kids with those essentials free of charge by “connecting communities that have with communities that need.”
Joining us this week on BetterWorldians Radio is Michal Smith, Executive Director at Cradles to Crayons. Smith will discuss the impact her organization is having on children in the Philadelphia area and how Cradles to Crayons offers meaningful volunteer opportunities to thousands of individuals and families each year.
Tune in every week to hear new guests share how they are making the world a better place and to learn how you can become a BetterWorldian!
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Executive Director, Cradles to Crayons
Michal Smith joined Cradles to Crayons as Executive Director in November 2010. Following a B.Sc. (Hons) in Applied Biology from London University, Michal became a management trainee and executive coach at Harrods. After moving to the United States, she co-founded Silicon Gallery Fine Art Prints which became one of the nation's leading large format fine art digital print making studios. Recruited as Executive Director for The Print Center in Philadelphia, to broaden her fundraising experience she moved to Project Forward Leap, whose budget increased from $1.6 to $2.6 million during her tenure. Michal’s fundraising, managerial, marketing, and production experience is supporting Cradles to Crayons in its continued growth in services.