Update on COVID-19: Our Giving Factory has reopened on a limited basis so that we can provide critically-needed items to children who need them. Please review our updated donation guidelines. Thank you for your ongoing support of our mission, and the kids we serve.

Philadelphia is the nation’s poorest big city with more than 300,000 children living in poverty across the region.

Let’s help them.

The seasons have turned in Philadelphia and so our focus now is on preparing children to face the harsh weather ahead, by outfitting them with warm clothing and gear to stay dry and protected. Our Gear Up for Winter initiative helps local children stay warm and healthy by providing them with long pants and shirts that fit, sweaters & hoodies, socks without holes, warm jammies, winter coats, hats, gloves, and more. 

In the coming season, we will provide more than 20,000 local children with cold-weather essentials.
Please help us keep kids warm.

Join us on Nov 13 for our annual fundraiser celebration in support of Gear Up for Winter!



Helping Kids, Connecting Communities

See what happens when one boy outgrows his favorite sweatshirt.

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We work with over 24,000 families, individuals, community groups and companies to serve over 70,000 children every year in the region. Your time is vital to getting children the everyday essentials they need.

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On a human level, what we do is bring a little sunshine into the life of a family or child in need. Learn firsthand about the difference we make on a day-to-day basis. From our service partners and volunteers and from the families themselves.

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Children in poverty are right around the corner. Help them however you can.

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Our whole focus is to make our collaborative process as easy and streamlined as possible. This helps us to empower the children you serve at home, at school and at play by providing the everyday essentials that match their individual needs.

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Emergency Essentials Fund

Our community partners have called on us with urgent needs for new diapers, school and art supplies, and hygiene items. For relief, we established the C2C Emergency Essentials Fund to provide these and other critically-needed items to children who need them now and in the coming months.

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