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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 a child or a family in our community. This year, in light of COVID, we are making changes to our Holiday Gift Drive to ensure that everyone involved and participating is safe. Welcome to the 2020 CNE Holiday Gift Card Drive!

This year, our goal is to collect $16,500 worth of Visa Gift Cards in lieu of specific holiday gifts. This amount will allow us to provide:

•One $50 gift card for each child enrolled in our Head Start and Early Head Start Programs,
•One $50 gift card for each other child in the household, and
•One $50 gift card 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 Innovator's 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 $50 Visa Gift Cards. The cards are delivered directly to CNE for distribution to families at our December 10 "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.
If you prefer to purchase your own $50 gift cards and deliver directly to CNE, please email to receive instructions for delivery.
We Turn It Into Gift Cards. Each week we'll use our cumulative funds to purchase discounted gift cards in bulk and distribute them to our less-fortunate friends and family members in the Evanston community.
They Get A Lifeline. Groceries, clothing, school supplies, everything a family needs and deserves to keep their heads above water and focus on what comes next, for them and the community.

Will You Help Us Help Them?

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