Fourth Annual Un-Gala

Saturday, November 16, 2019 10:00am-1pm


At Un-Gala, participating sponsors will roll up their sleeves alongside dozens of other volunteers to help sort, inspect, and package warm winter essentials, and then savor season-inspired local treats while hearing from one of our partner agencies on their critical impact. Our special impact presentation following the volunteer shift is sure to be memorable. Kids of all ages welcome. 

Funding opportunities begin at $2,500 sponsors will be recognized throughout our Gear Up for Winter campaign (October 2019 – March 2020). 100% of your contribution will directly support Gear Up for Winter and our goal of providing 20,000 local kids with warm winter essentials. Help Cradles to Crayons keep 20,000 local children safe and warm this winter!


A Chicago 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 thousands of kids 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 Aaron:

“Aaron had been wearing a weathered woman’s coat and was in great need of clothing. Cradles to Crayons was able to provide him with a KidsPack and brand new winter coat. He put on his coat, hat, and gloves and just could not stop smiling. It was so clear that the clothing was going to make a huge difference in his life.” 

- Cradles to Crayons Nonprofit Service Partner

Sponsorship opportunities begin at $2,500 and your donation offers you and your guests a day of teamwork alongside hundreds of other family and corporate volunteers and the opportunity to make a direct impact on the lives of thousands of local children in need.

For more information about Un-Gala support opportunities, register or donate online here, or contact Shoshana Buchholz-Miller at 312-971-2068, or sbuchholz-miller@cradlestocrayons.org.