Rely on Nature…and Support CEED if you can.

Apr 21, 2020

CEED was founded on the belief that we all benefit from time spent in nature. That is more true now than ever. We encourage you to get outside whenever and wherever you can do so with safe physical distancing.

At CEED, we want to continue to offer the values of nature as we all cope with COVID-19. Though our building is closed, our trails are open. We have already begun offering high-quality virtual programming for schools and libraries, and continue to develop alternative programming for families and the general community as rapidly as we can.

We’re also hoping you’ll keep up your support of CEED. We have been forced to cancel our annual fundraising dinner, nearly all our school and library programs and other events. And because springtime school programs and fundraising events represent nearly half of CEED’s annual funding budget, CEED is in need of help. We have been approved for a federal loan, but it’s not nearly enough, and the arrival of the funds is uncertain. Newsday recently featured CEED in an article about non-profit organizations coping with COVID-19 related funding losses.  You can read it here.

Some of CEED’s Board members have committed to sharing all or a portion of their federal stimulus payment to help CEED get through the next few months. If your financial situation allows, maybe you could do the same. Please click here to make a gift.  Thank you for your ongoing support.

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