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Help Make the Holidays Brighter for CNE Families this Year

It’s that time of year again. CNE is once again coordinating a community-wide effort to give our families a little extra support during the holiday season. For the last 2 years, generous local sponsors have come together to provide gift cards (in lieu of holiday gifts) for families in our programming. The gift cards make it possible for parents to select their own holiday gifts for their children, as well as purchase some special holiday food to enjoy together. We’re excited once again to kick off this effort – welcome to the 2022 CNE Holiday Gift Card Drive!

Our goal is to collect $15,000 worth of Gift Cards 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 festive December 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