Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Sponsor a Snow Day!

Free at the Kimmel
"Sponsor a Snowday"
Children's winter gear drive with our partners at
Cradles to Crayons
#GivingTuesday All Month Long!

Commonwealth Plaza
Tuesday, December 2 - Wednesday, December 31
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Join us in the spirit of giving! Kicking off on Tuesday, December 2 - #GivingTuesday -- the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts' campus is hosting a "winter gear" drive to benefit Cradles to Crayons. Cradles to Crayons is an organization that provides children from birth to age 12, living in low- income and homeless situations, with the essential items they need to thrive. Cradles to Crayons has a shortage of warm winter gear, so our collection drive is needed and well timed. The Kimmel Center is the only organization participating with Cradles to Crayons for #GivingTuesday and we are proud to work collaboratively to benefit our community in a new and dynamic way.

'Cradles to Crayons is proud to partner with the Kimmel Center and its community of artists in their "Giving Tuesday" campaign that celebrates and encourages support of local charitable and nonprofit cultural organizations. At this time of year, the offer to conduct a collection of needed clothing items - warm coats, boots, gloves, hats and scarves - is sweet music to the ears of the more than 300,000 of the region's disadvantaged young children that we and our social service agency partners serve." -- Michal Smith, Executive Director of Cradles to Crayons

Where to donate:

  • Marked bins will be located in Commonwealth Plaza and accessible 10am -- 6pm, daily and later on performance evenings.
  • Marked bins will be located in the Merriam Theater and Academy of Music when the buildings are open for performances.
Accepted Items: We're collecting all the items a child needs to safely play outside in the snow, and anything he might need to snuggle up inside when it's just too cold.
  • New and gently-used warm clothing such as pants and sweaters, warm coats, winter boots, hats, gloves, and scarves
  • New pajama sets
  • New and gently-used indoor activities such as books, board games, and puzzles
About #GivingTuesday: #GivingTuesday™ (#GT) is a movement to create a national day of giving to kick off the giving season on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The third annual #GivingTuesday is on December 2, 2014. In the same way that retail stores take part in Black Friday, we want the giving community to come together for #GivingTuesday.

Giving Tuesday Cradles to Crayons

All artists and programs subject to change.