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2017 TEDxBeaconStreet Interview with Lynn Margherio. Lynn Margherio, a business strategist turned self proclaimed service junkie, is calling for an Army of Empathy. In this inspiring talk, she challenges each of us to help unleash the power of empathy in children as young as 5 and give them the tools to make a positive difference in the world. Learn how to put the innate goodness of America’s 35 million children to work in making the world a kinder place. With the conviction that, if donating were easy, families would gladly pass on new or gently used children’s items to families in need, Lynn launched Cradles to Crayons in Boston in 2002 and later expanded to Philadelphia and Chicago. Annually, Cradles to Crayons now provides nearly 250,000 children in poverty with essential items including clothing, shoes, winter coats and filled backpacks, and the organization’s unique operating model engages volunteers to fill 75,000 workshifts.


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Lynn Margherio

Lynn Margherio

Founder and CEO of Cradles to Crayons®—Lynn Margherio, works to make sure every child feels safe, warm, ready to learn and valued while relieving their parents’ stress. Join her on her journey of making the world a kinder place.