Food & Drink

Truly Gifted

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.

Santa Cause
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.

Pocket Change
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.

Baby Steps
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.

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
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
: 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).

The Gershman Y
401 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
819 N 2nd St
Poplar St
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(215) 667-8099