With hectic days full of parties and presents, it’s easy to forget those in need. Teach tykes how important it is to not turn a cold shoulder.
Spread joy via the Adopt-a-Family program (Greater Philadelphia Cares; 215-564-4544). Sign up by December 12 to be matched with a family in need of holiday gifts.
Fill an empty container with stray coins, cash them in, and take a check or money order to Philabundance (215-339-0900).
Shelter from the Storm
Take toiletries, new or gently used towels, and twin sheets to Arcadia Boutique (819 North Second Street; 215-667-8099) for Project H.O.M.E. before the end of the month and you’ll get 25 percent off.
Donate clothing (in new or good condition) for kids 6 months and under to Sevilla Smith (128 North Third Street; 215-629-5683). They’ll ship everything to an orphanage in the Philippines and you’ll get 20 percent off any one item in December.
Now that’s heartwarming.
What: An annual celebration with crafts, face painting, and potato pancakes from some of the city’s best chefs.
Why: This is no small fry.
When: Sun., 2-4 p.m.
Where: Gershman Y, 401 S. Broad St. Tickets at 215-446-3012 or online at gershmany.org.
Stag & Doe Night
What: Get in the spirit with carolers, roasted chestnuts, and stores open late for holiday shopping.
Why: Deer me!
When: Thru Dec. 17. Wed., 6-9 p.m.
Where: 7600-8700 blocks of Germantown Ave. (215-247-6696).
Annodam & Seedlings Spa & Salon
What: Kids get 50 percent off haircuts with new stylists.
Why: Spruce up.
When: Thru Dec. By appointment.
Where: 519 S. Fourth St. (215-627-7390).