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You’re invited!

Our annual Gear Up for Winter Un-Gala will look a little different this year, but we’re thrilled to return to live, in-person Family Day and Purple Party events and hope you will join us!

Un-Gala: Family Day

Saturday, November 13
10:00 am – 12:00 noon

This fun-filled morning of philanthropy & hands-on service has become a pre-holiday tradition for many, offering parents & children a chance to come together in the spirit of giving to help thousands of kids get the winter essentials they need.

After volunteering, we’ll socialize outside with snacks and tailgate-style activities! 

Both Un-Gala events will be held at the
Cradles to Crayons Giving Factory
4700 Wissahickon Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19144

Un-Gala: Purple Party

Friday, November 19
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm 

Wear your most fabulous purple outfit or accessory to celebrate the Giving Season in style with C2C cocktails, tasty treats, music and terrific auction items!

Links will be provided for supporters who cannot attend, but wish to participate in the online auction & view portions of the program from home.

All guests at Un-Gala Family Day will be required to wear masks while volunteering.
Each family/group will have a designated worktable to allow for social distancing. 

All guests at the Purple Party will be required to submit proof of covid-19 vaccination AND a negative covid-19 test result prior to entering the event.

Ready, set, BID!

Our online auction is NOW OPEN for bidding at:

Auction items will close in 3 groups:
8:20pm, 8:40pm, or 9:00pm on Friday, Nov 19

Closing times for each item are listed in the title.

We are grateful to the following organizations for supporting Gear Up for Winter by donating items to our Auction:

Auto Dealers Association of Greater Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences  AR Workshop Ardmore Music Hall Athleta Bare Minerals 
Belmont Mansion UG Railroad Museum Big League Impact Bistro on Bridge bluemercury Bredenbeck’s Bakery Bulldog Yoga
Candytopia Carl’s Cards and Collectibles Chanticleer Garden Cliveden of the National Trust Crayola Experience Dad’s Hat Pennsylvania Dry Whiskey
El Limon Expedition Escape Flyers Training Center  FringeArts Galleries at Moore Great Barn Brewery
Hedgerow Theatre Company HipCityVeg Home Grown Independence Blue Cross Institute of Contemporary Art Iron Hill Brewery
Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia Kimberton Whole Foods Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs Let’s Roam Margaret Kuo’s Meowbox
Mercer Museum & Fonthill Castle Minella’s Diner Mural Arts Neiman Marcus New Hope Winery Normandy Farms Camping Resort
PAFA  Painting With a Twist, Media, PA  Panera Bread Pat’s King of Steaks PECO Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
People’s Light Philadelphia Distilling Philadelphia Eagles Philadelphia Flyers Philadelphia Magic Gardens Philadelphia Phillies
Philadelphia Theatre Company Philadelphia Union Playa Bowls Play-a-Round Golf PMA Companies  Reading Fightin Phils
Ron’s Original Bar & Grille Sedona Taphouse  Sesame Place Shady Brook Farm Shady Maple Shaker and Spoon
Stable 12 Stenton Mansion The Hamels Foundation The Mann Center The National Liberty Museum The Philly Pops
The Ritz-Carlton The Rose Group The Rosenbach The Windsor Suites Philadelphia Threads Marketplace Top Golf
Trader Joe’s Triple Bottom Brewing Turning Point of Bryn Mawr US Tennis Association Middle States Woodford Mansion Yards Brewing

Winter this year is forecast to be brutally cold and snowy. 

Long pants & shirts that fit, warm sweaters & hoodies, socks without holes, winter coats, hats & gloves, are vital to the health and well-being of every child . . . but for families struggling to make ends meet, providing these necessities for their growing children can be out of reach.

Our Gear Up for Winter initiative will supply 35,000 local children with cold weather essentials, in an effort to protect kids from the dangerous elements outside and help them stay warm inside, too. 

Join us in keeping kids warm!

Corporate supporters of Gear Up for Winter receive customized benefits including 
Un-Gala participation or other employee engagement options (live or virtual), plus recognition on social media, C2C website & during Un-Gala events. 


Many thanks to these generous organizations:   

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