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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 will be available for remote bidding throughout Un-Gala week, from Nov 13 – 19.

We are actively seeking fun & unique auction items & experiences.
Do you have a vacation home, tickets, gift cards, or other interesting opportunity that you’d like to offer? You’ll receive a donation tax receipt and your gift will help us raise funds to support Gear Up for Winter. Please email Emily for more info about donating to our auction.

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.