Gear Up for Winter Un-Gala

Saturday, January 21, 2017 at The Giving Factory

4141 West George Street, Chicago, IL 60641

Volunteer shift and lunch will be from 10:00am-1:00pm

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Cradles to Crayons’ Un-Gala highlights our Gear Up For Winter program in a incredible morning hands-on service.

Families with children and companies work side by side during this unique celebration that combines philanthropy with volunteer engagement on behalf of children in need. The event features kid-friendly activities and entertainment, a special volunteer shift, a delicious meal, and an impact presentation.


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.

You can help Cradles to Crayons support 6,000 Chicagoland children with coats, hats, and other warm essentials before the temperatures drop. Your generous contribution to our Gear Up for Winter program directly helps thousands of local children like Ameila:

IMG_0629“Amelia’s mother had an old coat and did not have money for winter boots. When we placed her order, Cradles to Crayons provided her with a brand new winter coat and waterproof winter boots. When she received the items, her eyes were filled with tears of happiness. She was so relieve to know that her daughter would be warm this winter.”

–Cradles to Crayons Nonprofit Service Partner

Un-Gala funding opportunities begin at $1,500 and your sponsorship 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 hundreds of local children in-need.

For more information about Un-Gala support opportunities or to make a donation click here or contact David Cotugno, Senior Manager of Development at 312-767-1036 or


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Andy and Jenny Friedman

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Jim and Julie Coffman
Jill Garling and Tom Wilson
Ashley Hemphill Netzky and Pam Netzky
Amy and Jim Hughes
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Michelle and Ryan Kilkenney
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