Our Signature Events


Our signature Gear Up for Winter event, Un-Gala®, brings families together to have fun and give back. Each winter, volunteers  of all ages  gather to sort and pack everyday essentials  like hats, gloves, scarves, and more  that bring warmth to thousands of Massachusetts children in need.

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Un-like their peers, kids from low-income or homeless families lack basic school supplies that provide them with a real chance to learn and succeed. Ready for School’s signature event, Backpack-A-Thon® brings together more than 1,100 volunteers, primarily corporate, to stuff thousands of backpacks and to enable kids to arrive at school ready and excited to learn. Backpack-A-Thon® is a high-energy corporate event fueled by great spirit and friendly competition.

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