Our Signature Events


Our Gear Up for Winter signature event, the Un-Gala®, is a two-part fundraiser celebration. Many children will struggle to stay warm this season in our harsh climate. The Gear Up for Winter initiative brings communities, companies and families together to provide children in need with warm winter essentials.

Un-Gala Family Day offers Family Leadership Circle members an opportunity to model philanthropy in action for their children. Gather with hundreds of other volunteers to sort and pack clothing, shoes, coats, hats, and more  essential items that bring warmth to thousands of children throughout the Greater Philadelphia region.

Un-Gala Preview Night is a more grown-up atmosphere with cocktails and a silent auction. Enjoy a fabulous night out for a great cause and help us keep kids warm.

Learn more about Un-Gala® >


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 600 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.

At this high-energy event, volunteers from various corporate partners stuff backpacks assembly-line style  with friendly competition encouraged! Our Service Partners then pick up the backpacks and distribute them to needy children before the school year starts, getting local children ready and excited to learn.  

Learn more about Backpack-A-Thon® >

Event Calendar

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YB Connected : Connect to Conquer
Feb 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

YBConnected is proud to host their biggest event of the Year. Your ticket will include entry to the event, great food, entertainment, networking and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Cradles To Crayons. 

Details of the event are as follows:
– Jack Daniels will do a tasting room (simulating their barrel room),
– Food and other refreshments will be served,
– Networking with some of the best people Philadelphia area has to offer!

To purchase tickets for the event, please click here.