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Help Make the Holidays Brighter for CNE Families this Year

Every year, CNE coordinates a Holiday Gift Drive, where generous local sponsors come together to provide holiday gifts for children and families in our programming. Last year, in light of COVID, we made changes to our Holiday Gift Drive to ensure that everyone involved and participating was safe. Family response was so positive that we have decided to continue those changes this year with the 2021 CNE Holiday Gift Card Drive!

Our goal is to collect $16,500 worth of Gift Cards in lieu of specific holiday gifts once again this year. This will allow us to provide each family with a gift card in an amount sufficient to purchase:

  • $50 worth of gifts for each child enrolled in our Head Start and Early Head Start Programs,
  • $50 worth of gifts for each other child in the household, and
  • $50 worth of food for each family to make their holiday meals special

Thanks to our partnership with Marketing Innovators, we are pleased to be able to offer sponsors the ability to make a donation directly on our website through Marketing Innovators’ secure payment portal, and they leverage the power of bulk purchasing to obtain the gift cards at a discount. All funds donated will be used to purchase Gift Cards. The cards are delivered directly to CNE for distribution to families at our December “drive-through” holiday event.

The process is simple – just click the link below to get started. Complete the donation form, enter your payment information (you will be redirected to PayPal but do not need to have or create an account to complete the transaction), and you can cross one item off your holiday to-do list! Thank you from all of us at CNE!

You Give What You Can. Any amount helps. You submit your donation through our secure payment process, and we’ll bundle it.
We Turn It Into Gift Cards. Each week we’ll use our cumulative funds to purchase discounted gift cards in bulk.
They Get Support at the Holidays. Families have fun shopping for holiday gifts for their children, and have a little extra food money for special holiday meals.
Help Brighten the Holidays for a Local Family! Make a Donation