First Congregational Church of Vernon is holding a bear-raiser to help raise awareness and crucial funds for the be homeful project for the Connecticut Coalition To End Homelessness. Do you want to spread a little bit of cheer to a homeless child this holiday season? With a donation of $25 today, an adorable Paddington™ plush bear or book will be given in your honor to a child in a shelter. Your gift will provide critical emergency assistance to give families on the verge of homelessness what they most want: a home. The best part is that thanks to the CT REALTORS® Foundation for generously providing the bears, and to Citizens Bank for their valuable support of our campaign, every dollar raised will allow CCEH to provide emergency assistance to help children in Connecticut stay at home through the be homeful project. It’s a win-win!