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The Charity Challenge
Spread the Seeds of Change for Children
Holiday Gift Drive

This year, the need is greater than ever!

Connecticut families need our help. Your donations will first be used to fulfill wishes for children who may not otherwise be celebrating the holidays. If you would like to sponsor a specific child, please contact Ceci Iliff by email or call (860) 303-3387. Your commitment will help hundreds of kids, in the care of the Department of Children and Families, have a brighter holiday!

If you would like to purchase a toy or gift card and drop it off at one of our host locations, please do so by Monday, December 12, at any of the businesses below. Beginning November 1, when you drop off your donation(s) at one of these locations, you will receive a plantable seed card as a token of our thanks. Nurture it and watch your wildflowers grow, as you help us Spread the Seeds of Change for Children this holiday season.

An account has been set up and once ALL the holiday wishes are fulfilled, the social workers will be able to apply to utilize a portion of the leftover funds by submitting emergency requests for children and families in their care when these needs arise. If you would like to make a monetary donation, to help us first fill all the wishes AND then extend our impact throughout the year, click the link to PayPal below or Venmo Ceci at the handle below.

Together WE are Stronger!

Heartfelt thanks to our Holiday Sponsors:

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CT Drop Off Locations:

All Eastern Savings Bank Locations

666 West Main Street, Norwich, CT 06360

257 Main Street #1, Norwich, CT 06360

220 West Town Street, Norwich, CT 06360

1 Slater Avenue, Jewett City, CT 06351

14 Lathrop Road, Plainfield, CT 06374

Bank & Bridge Brewing

54 West Main Street

Mystic, CT 06355

Thames Valley Gymnastics

22 Lebanon Road

North Franklin, CT 06254

Mon - Fri 4 PM - 8:30 PM

Rider Insurance Agency

113 Salem Turnpike, Suite 10a

Norwich, CT 06360

Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Connecticut Coastal Academy

192 Westbrook Road, Suite 2

Essex, CT 06426

Right Path Organic Cafe

147 Bank Street

New London, CT 06320

Spread the Seeds of Change for Children

Think About It...

Is a THOUGHT considered an ACTION?
Are ACTIONS stronger than WORDS?
Is a BELIEF just a THOUGHT we keep thinking?
Can we change our THOUGHTS
and therefore change our BELIEFS?
What do we all need to BELIEVE and KNOW
in our hearts to make our world better?

What ACTIONS can we take to be a part of the solution?

higher thoughts every minute.
words of hope every day.
the truth, before passing judgement.
past what meets the eye;
there is always a story behind the story.
compassion for others.
the good; it is all around us.
the change you want to see,
by setting the example.

Together WE Are Stronger!