Annual Gear Up for Winter Un-Gala®


Your choice of two dates!
Saturday, November 17, 2018; 11:00am-2:00pm
Saturday, December 1, 2018; 9:30am-12:30pm
at The Giving Factory ®
155 North Beacon Street, Brighton, MA

Cradles to Crayons’ Annual Un-Gala is a special holiday tradition that highlights our Gear Up for Winter initiative in a festive day of hands-on service.

Families with children and corporate representatives work side by side during this unique celebration that combines philanthropy with volunteer engagement on behalf of children in need. The event features mascots from your favorite Boston sports teams, kid-friendly activities and entertainment, a special volunteer shift, a delicious meal, and an impact presentation.

Hosted by the 2018 Un-Gala Committee*

Kate and Ajay Agarwal
Alison and Jeff Albers
Dean and Sherri Athanasia
Josh and Caroline Beer
Katie and Phil Burgener
Kristine and Nevin Chitkara
Michael and Laurie Ewald 
Carolyn and Jeremy Hastings
Jason and Astrid Glass
Jessica and Joshua Lutzker
Beanie Spangler
Victoria and Don Sullivan
Paul and Sylvia Zurlo
*Still in formation

A Massachusetts winter is unpredictable. Inches of snow and below-freezing temperatures put children without adequate protection at risk for cold weather illness and injury. School attendance is compromised for those without adequate winter essentials. For thousands of local children living in poverty, staying warm is a struggle indoors and outside. Find out more about our Gear Up for Winter initiative here.

You can help Cradles to Crayons support 40,000 children with coats, hats, and other warm essentials before the temperatures drop. Your generous contribution to our Gear Up for Winter initiative directly helps thousands of local children like this little boy:

“A beautiful moment happened when we returned to a school to pick up the extra KidPacks. A teacher saw us going through them and came over to ask if we had any extras for a boy in her class. She said that he had been wearing a weathered women’s coat and was in great need of clothing. She then brought him over and he was able to pick out a KidPack as well as one of the remaining coats we had from Cradles to Crayons. When he sat back down with his class he had the widest smile on his face. He put on his coat, hat and gloves and could not stop smiling. It was something to see. It was so clear that the clothing was going to make a huge difference in his life. Afterwards, the teacher told us that he is embarrassed in class with the clothes he wears and often puts his coat in his backpack so no one sees it. Now he’s able to wear his new coat with total pride and openness! Thanks so much for all you do!”

- Cradles to Crayons Nonprofit Service Partner


Un-Gala funding opportunities begin at $2,500. Your sponsorship offers you and your guests a day of teamwork with hundreds of volunteers who, like you, want to help local children who need a hand.

For more information about Un-Gala support opportunities, contact Katie Amoro at




Victoria and Don Sullivan


Jordan and Julie Hitch
Monica Shah and Anil Seetharam


Kristine and Nevin Chitkara
Todd and Beth Cook
Tamar Dor-Ner and Dan Krockmalnic

Michael and Laurie Ewald
Lynn Margherio and Brian Burke


Kate and Ajay Agarwal
Alison and Jeff Albers
 Irina and Mark Barrocas
Joshua and Caroline Beer
Doug and Diana Berthiaume
Dave and Cassie Bordeau
Katie and Phil Burgener
Alix and Colin Campbell
Michael and Jeanne DeSanto
Gerard and Beth Du Toit
Jason and Astrid Glass
Carolyn and Jeremy Hastings
Susan and Richard Holbrook
Jessica and Joshua Lutzker
Bill and Donna Matson
Jim and Krisann Miller
Scott Randell
Elizabeth Roaldsen
Paul and Sylvia Zurlo 


Mark Allyn
John and Lisa Capone

Jessica Dumphy and Mark Manfredi
The Friend Family
Joan and Michael Gallant
Sharlyn and William Heslam
The Kates Family
Josh Klevens and Anna Sinaiko
Toby Kumin
John and Claire Murphy
Sean and Ashley Quinn
Beanie and Drew Spangler
Kim and John Toomey
Arbella Insurance Foundation
Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation
Waters Corporation
Wells Fargo 



Kristin and Richard Abati
Mary Ames
Robert and Velia Baldassarre
John and Julie Barker
Joe Berman and Sharon Cantor
Stacy and Mitchel Bernstein
Elizabeth Bolgiano and Peter Jacobs 
Caroline and Tim Cahalane
Teresa Chick
Julia Clarkson and Steve Glick
Lauren and Rafael Cofiño
Geraldine Dean
Nisha and Steve DuBois
Jeff and Loren Feingold
Ken Frieze and Tamar Salter Frieze
Kate Haviland and Edo Berger
Donna and Derek Hayden
Jillian and Jason Hirsch
Viva and Geoffrey Hyatt
Victoria and Kris Joshi
Ruth and Chris Keyes
The Landsittel Family
Laura and Todd MacLean
Tracey L. McCain
Jack and Bonnie Mollen
Andrew and Carolyn Noble
Donna Paglia and Matthew DeSutter
Bianca Passarelli and Matt Coddington
Dan Powers
Charles Rudnick and Ilyse Greenberg
Marion and Mark Russell
Jessica and Jeffrey Scherer
Renee and Jim Skeffington
The Strong Family
Laura Tomasetti and David Beardsley
Ted and Kathy Truscott
Kelsey Wirth and Samuel Myers
Lisa and Chris Wyett
Megan and David Zug
The Boston Foundation

Enterprise Holdings
Ernst & Young LLP

*as of November 30, 2018