The Avon Theatre, in connection with the be homeful campaign, is presenting a sneak preview of “Paddington” on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015. Hot cocoa and pastries will be served at 9 a.m., with the film following at 10 a.m. Tickets for the sneak preview of “Paddington” are $25 for adults and $20 for children. Tickets are not available through the Avon for this event. Order tickets on the be homeful website.
From Homeless to Housed by 2016
The coalition that came together for the 100-Day Challenge to End Homelessness in Greater New Haven has set a target of ending veteran and chronic homelessness by 2016 and ending family homelessness by 2020. This holiday season, 117 formerly homeless people will be able to celebrate the New Year in their own homes thanks to this unprecedented collaboration. This great success demonstrates that ending homelessness can be achieved. That’s why 8 housing and outreach organizations have agreed to fundamental changes in policy that will enable us to continue the success of the 100-Day Challenge into 2016.
This holiday season, the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness has partnered with everyone’s favorite bear Paddington to launch be homeful, a campaign designed to help families on the brink of homelessness. Paddington, having experienced homelessness himself, is the perfect Ambassador to help raise awareness for this often overlooked cause. The be homeful website (www.behomeful.org) is launching in advance of the Paddington movie, being released by The Weinstein Company in the United States on Jan. 16, 2015. This website will provide visitors with tools to learn, teach, take action, and most importantly raise funds to provide direct relief to families in need.