CEF Holiday Bear Project

Thank You for Your Support!

CEF is happy to welcome back the revised Holiday Bear Program again this year. We are so thankful to all of the teachers and sponsors who helped support this important program last year. We are excited that the streamlined program will allow us to support even more students this holiday season.

Highlights include:

  • Streamlined gift list to ensure equity and to provide for more students
  • Duffle bag gift container provided by CEF for each nominee
  • Luggage tag and name label for each gift bag

We are excited for this holiday season and hope that you will support us.
Joslyn DeLancey, CEF President

How You Can Participate

We have closed the sponsorship for Holiday Bear this year but we are accepting monetary donations all year long. Thank you for your generosity and Happy Holidays!

Sponsor a Child
CEA will provide information on a nominated child. A sponsor purchases gifts, and drops the package off at the child’s school or closest CEA office.

If you do not want to shop, consider making a monetary donation and we will find a shopper for you!

Don’t want to shop? You can donate money toward gifts for a child.

Online ContributionBecome A Sponsor

Nominations for Holiday Bear are now closed.

Nominate a Child
Gifts will be delivered to a designated person or place at the school.

Nominating teachers will arrange for legal guardian(s) to pick up the gifts.

The Holiday Bear project has closed. Please contact Mary Pat Soucy with any questions.

Become A Nominator
Click here to purchase fun merchandise to support the Holiday Bear Project

Be a Contributor
Don’t want to shop? You can donate money toward gifts for a child.

Contributions made payable to:


Online Contribution

By Mail:
CEF – Holiday Bear Project
21 Oak Street Suite 500
Hartford, CT 06106


Missing the deadline may mean a very disappointed child.

September – November:
Sponsor Forms will be accepted continuously throughout the project until all children have sponsors.

Monday, October 10:
Nomination/Child Information Application due.

Thank you all for your generosity and support!