In 2020 year we became aware of a program of the Conners Emerson School's Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) named "CES CARES" and when we posted and talked about it, you responded generously, not only in 2020 but also in 2021 and last year, in 2022. We put this out there again, in the hopes that you will be able to do the same in 2023.

As we all know there are families who are struggling during the Holiday Season, and this year, with the effects of inflation and the high electricity and food costs, along with the still-high heating costs, the need is even greater.

In 2018 the PTSA at Conners Emerson introduced CES CARES, a program that distributes gift cards to help support Conners Emerson families in need.

If you are able, we ask that you please consider making a donation to lend a helping hand to members of the Conners Emerson community. Donations may be sent to the school in an envelope marked "CES CARES" with your student or donations may be mailed to

Conners Emerson School
Attn: PTSA
11 Eagle Lake Road
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Checks may be made out to "CES PTSA" with "CES CARES" in the memo. 100 per cent of your donation will go towards purchasing gift cards to be distributed before the holidays to those families who could use some extra support at this time.

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