It may be September, but the holiday season will be here sooner than we think—which is why the Connecticut Education Foundation (CEF), CEA’s charitable arm, is rolling out the Holiday Bear Project.
Each year, Holiday Bear provides gifts for children whose families are facing financial or other hardships. Children in need are nominated by their teachers, and sponsors provide gifts to brighten the holidays for those students.
“We are so thankful to everyone who helped support this important program last year,” says CEF President and CEA Vice President Joslyn DeLancey. “We are continuing with our streamlined program this year so that it’s easier to nominate and sponsor students, and we also have made it easier for those who want to donate money to do so.”
Recent years have been difficult for children, and many families have faced financial hardships. DeLancey stresses that there are children in every town in Connecticut who go without gifts during the holiday season—and CEF looks to support all of the children in need who are nominated.
Click here to sponsor or nominate a child. Nominations are due Monday, October 10, and sponsorships will be accepted into November until all children have sponsors.
Don’t want to shop? You can donate money toward gifts for a child.