Help end homelessness with Paddington in Waterbury and Litchfield County Photo

The Story

Do you want to make a difference for a family in our community? For many families, a little bit of emergency assistance for rent, utilities, transportation, or a car repair can make all the difference in a time of crisis.


The Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness has partnered with the beloved Paddington Bear to raise awareness about family homelessness and give you tools to make a difference. Paddington is looking for 1000 families in Connecticut to join him in holding "marmalade drives" (in honor of his favorite food). $1,000 is the average amount required to prevent a family from becoming homeless, so for every $1K you raise, you will help a family with young children stay in the comfort of home. 


Please help a family in need by donating or starting a drive today. Your gift can make all the difference!



The Difference that You Help Make

50.00 (Grocery card for a family of two)

100.00 (Grocery card or a utility bill)

250.00 (Partial one-month rent subsidy for a 1 or 2 bedroom apartment)

500.00 (Partial one-month rent subsidy for a 3 or 4 bedroom apartment, or a utility arrearage)

1,000.00 (Subsidy for one month's rent - Sponsor a family today!)

2,500.00 (One month's rent and miscellaneous expenses)


And be sure to check out to learn more about how you can educate your children or community about what it takes to end homelessness before it begins for a family in your community.


Please look after a family in need this Mother's Day. Thank you!

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