Dave Cotugno

“We are trying to figure out how we can serve more children and how we can serve them better.”

 

Interviewee: Dave Cotugno

Interviewer: Jenny P., Grade 12

Interview Date: February 12, 2015

Interview Location: Cradles to Crayons, Brighton, MA

 Student Reflection:

Cradles to Crayons is an amazing organization that gives items to children that they might not have or receive in their lIves up until the age of twelve. Dave Cotugno has been working at Cradles to Crayons for about three and a half years. He was interested in this job and type of work because he wanted to work with children and help people, so it was the perfect opportunity for his career path. For his job, he helps fundraise, plan events and schedules families with volunteering. According to Mr. Cotugno, a recent accomplishment of Cradles to Crayons concerns their more recent fundraising efforts. Every December Cradles to Crayons has a major event and this year they were able to raise over a million dollars. For Mr. Cotugno, this means more supplies to families and more children Cradles to Crayons is able to help. Dave Cotugno is interested in making a difference for other people everyday and truly helping those in need.

 

“I wanted to work with children and I wanted to help other people so it blended really well with my role.”

“A typical day would be busy, in a good way.”

“I enjoy the relationships we get to have with our donor families and getting to know them well.”

“We have our biggest event of the year, every December, and it raises a million dollars.”

“We know that there’s a huge need for our services.”

“It has brought a lot of awareness to me that there is still a lot of need in our community and there is still a lot of people who do not know how much of a need there is.”

“We are trying to figure out how we can serve more children and how we can serve them better.”