COVID-19 Support

Act Now!

It will not be news to you that this is a particularly difficult time for the children of our community. Despite our success rallying together, kids are experiencing social isolation, continued fear of illness and loss, as well as anxiety returning to a course load that may seem unmanageable. LEF is so impressed with the hard work of our schools and community but make no mistake, young learners need us now more than ever.

LEF has reached out to parents, administrators, and community partners to understand how to support students in this unprecedented time. The schools will need to prioritize grade-level math and reading remediation. LEF will step in to help with:

  • Remote learning technology & outdoor classroom needs

  • Supplemental programming in languages, arts, civics & STEM 

  • Individual and group tutoring to get kids caught up provided by professionals and a new multigenerational program.

Our fundraising goals are as follows:

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In addition to working directly with the schools, LEF remains committed to funding grants from community partners like Oliver Wolcott Library, Litchfield Historical Society, and the Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservation Center as well as providing guidance on program quality, effectiveness, and overlap.

Like many organizations, LEF lost the funds we had hoped to raise in 2020 from fundraising events. In light of this blow, we are now asking if you would be willing to contribute to our cause. We assure you our board is dedicated to efficiently utilizing your donation in areas with the greatest impact during this disorienting time. This work is crucial and will have emotional and mental health benefits beyond academic gains.

We hope you are able to help us get our kids back on track.