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257 Lawrence St
Hartford, CT, 06106

(860) 721 7876

The Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness launched be homeful in December, 2014. This campaign is a bold and innovative project designed to help Americans stamp out family homelessness for good. Our mission is to end homelessness one family at a time for the 1,000 families in Connecticut that experience homelessness in any given year.

While shelters across the state are bursting at the seams, there is currently no major source of funding to keep struggling families from slipping into homelessness in moments of crisis. By making funds available to keep families in the comfort of home, we can help break the cycle of homelessness that can carry forward across generations.

Through community partnerships and collaboration with families across Connecticut, the be homeful project will establish the first state-wide emergency assistance fund for shelter diversion. This fund will be accessible to case workers serving families at the front door of shelter and will reimburse expenses for rental assistance, security deposits, gas cards and other sundry expenses tied to diverting family from shelter in favor of actual homes.

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2018 Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions for the BE HOMEFUL for the holidays Paddington Plush Promotion

be homeful for the holidays Paddington plush promotion

Terms and Conditions 


For every $25 donated to the be homeful project this holiday season, we will gift a Paddington plush bear or book to a child in a Connecticut shelter.

  1. This promotion begins on 12:00 a.m. on October 1, 2018 and ends on 11:59 p.m. on December 31, 2018.

  2. CCEH or its volunteers will deliver bears to area shelters no later than December 31, 2018.

  3. Children eligible to receive a plush bear must be no older than 17 years of age.

  4. CCEH will make available up to 2,000 plush bears and 2,000 books in connection with this promotion. Plush bears and books will be made available while supplies last.

  5. A child may receive one plush bear and one book only.

  6. CCEH retains the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to make substitutions of equivalent or approximate value in the event that a plush bear or book become unavailable for any reason whatsoever.

  7. CCEH retains the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to manage the terms and conditions of this promotion, including, but not limited to, the selection of participating shelters and the distribution of plush bears and books to shelters.

  8. CCEH, and its officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries, and employees may not be held liable for any loss, damages, or injury associated with this promotion.

Paddington’s Marmalade Challenge Terms and Conditions

  1. This challenge is open to classes within public, private, or parochial schools serving children at the pre-K and/or K-12 levels.

  2. All classes must register their drive on crowdrise.com/behomefulfortheholidays2018 no later than November 16 to be eligible.

  3. All donations must be received or confirmed by November 22 to be eligible.

  4. The classroom that raises the most money by November 22 will receive a visit from Paddington during the first week in December.

  5. All classrooms with registered drives by November 16 will be entered in a raffle. One will be chosen at random by CCEH, and will win a visit from Paddington during the first week in December.