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Find Out How You Can Help a Child This Holiday Season

Many families across the state are facing unexpected hardships, but you can make a difference this holiday season by sponsoring a child through the Holiday Bear Project.

Watch the message below to find out why CEA Vice President and CEF President Tom Nicholas urges you to consider sponsoring a child.

Holiday Bear—a project of the Connecticut Education Foundation (CEF), CEA’s charitable arm—helps brighten the holidays for needy children who have been nominated by their teachers.

Gifts and donations must be received by Friday, November 30, at CEA’s offices in Hartford or at CEA UniServ offices for distribution before the holidays.

Click here for more information, or contact Mary-Pat Soucy at marypats@cea.org.

Make the Holidays Brighter for Children in Need

Winter gloves, a LEGO set, and an inventor’s kit are at the top of one boy’s wish list. But his parents, like many others, are struggling to afford even the essentials.

Fortunately, the boy has a Holiday Bear sponsor—someone who will shop for the items on his wish list and deliver them in time for the holidays.

The Connecticut Education Foundation (CEF) Holiday Bear gift-giving project brings CEA members, their communities, and local businesses together to brighten the holidays for hundreds of disadvantaged public school children. Read more

Help a Child this Holiday Season

Winter boots, a shirt, and a book. Those items were on one young girl’s holiday wish list last year, but this girl’s parents, like so many others in Connecticut, were facing tough economic times, struggling to put food on the table, and unable to provide holiday gifts for their children.

Fortunately, the little girl had a Holiday Bear sponsor who made her holiday bright by providing her with what she asked for and so much more.

The Connecticut Education Foundation (CEF) Holiday Bear gift-giving project brings CEA members, the public, and businesses together to provide gifts to hundreds of disadvantaged public school children during the holiday season.

You and your colleagues can make a difference in the lives of hundreds of public school children throughout Connecticut this holiday season by participating in the program. Read more

Donate to Support Children and Teachers in Need

CEA Secretary Stephanie Wanzer has run the Hartford Marathon on behalf of Team CEA

CEA Secretary Stephanie Wanzer will be running the Hartford Marathon on behalf of Team CEF for the third time this year.

Teachers are lacing up their running shoes for the Hartford Marathon October 8 to support a good cause—and they need your help. Teachers are running on Team CEF to raise money for children and teachers in need and would greatly appreciate donations to the Connecticut Education Foundation (CEF).

CEF is CEA’s charitable arm, and helps children and teachers with extraordinary personal hardships as well as students planning teaching careers. (Read more about the foundation here.) This is CEF’s third year as an Official Charity of the Eversource Hartford Marathon.

For more information, contact CEA Vice President and CEF President Jeff Leake at jeffl@cea.org.

Every donation is greatly appreciated and goes a long way toward helping students and teachers. CEF prefers donations via check to avoid online fees. You can send a check made out to CEF with a note for which runner you are sponsoring. Mail it to Jeff Leake, CEA, 21 Oak Street, Suite 500, Hartford, CT 06106. Or you can donate online to support a runner by clicking here.