Ed Fox

“Social media is great, but it’s really easy to tweet and Facebook. It’s a little harder to go down and give out soup at a meal site, but it’s much more rewarding.”

 

Interviewee: Ed Fox

Interviewer: Amanda G., Grade 12

Interview Date: February 12, 2015

Interview Location: Cradles to Crayons, Brighton, MA

 Student Reflection:

Ed Fox began working for Cradles to Crayons in October of 2013. About half of the staff reports to Mr. Fox; he is in charge of making sure the staff has all the tools they need to get the projects they’re working on done, and looks forward to the future to see what is coming up next, and what Cradles to Crayons can improve on. Prior to working at Cradles to Crayons Mr. Fox worked at another nonprofit in Vermont. He was contacted by a recruiter who was looking for someone with a background in operational and organizational management for the growth and expansion of Cradle to Crayons. Mr. Fox saw this as a great opportunity, and ever since he has been working hard at Cradles to Crayons to help improve the nonprofit, so that no child will have to live without basic essentials. It is truly inspiring how much work Mr. Fox does to benefit children in the Boston area.

 

“I really enjoy seeing our staff working on different projects that become very successful.”

“I’ve never seen so many people in one room for one purpose.”

“It allowed me to appreciate childhood poverty.”

“Being a reliable source of everyday essentials for our partners to be able to hand to kids.”

“When we give the kids packs with the different products in them to children it takes the stress off the parents or parent who has to use the money on other things: to pay for food, daycare, gas, and rent.”

“The wages are too low for people to live.”

“Activism to me means taking a stance on an issue you that you really believe in and don’t just talk about it, but actually do something about it whether you promote it or have a direct impact on it.”

“The most impactful way I’ve been an activist over the years is through my children growing up.”

“Social media is great, but it’s really easy to tweet and Facebook. It’s a little harder to go down and give out soup at a meal site, but it’s much more rewarding.”