This year has been unlike any other in recent memory. As we head into the colder months, the economic impact of COVID-19 and social unrest will continue to have a disproportionate effect on the children served by Cradles to Crayons.
Long pants & shirts that fit, warm sweaters & hoodies, socks without holes, winter coats, hats & gloves are essential to the health and well-being of every child. For a family already struggling to make ends meet - facing reduced hours, a lost job, or even being homeless - the crisis makes it that much more difficult to provide these necessities for their children.
Cradles to Crayons has already provided clothing, school supplies, diapers and other hygiene items to more than 75,000 local children since mid-March. Our Gear Up for Winter
initiative aims to serve another 37,000 with cold weather essentials.Help us keep kids warm this winter!
The annual Un-Gala
is our signature event in support of Gear Up for Winter. With a necessary socially-distant twist this year, we're thrilled to announce Un-Gala at Home
which promises to be an unforgettable experience from the comfort of your home.Many thanks to our Host Committee members who have each pledged a personal challenge gift and hope to double their support - keeping twice as many kids warm - with your help. Learn more about Un-Gala here and donate any amount on a Host Committee member's personal fundraising page to Gear Up for Winter to keep tens of thousands of Chicago-area kids warm!