How to Help in the Small Town
Posted on 08:46, December 19th, 2012 by Small Town Mommy
With my shock and horror, I haven’t been able to post anything for the past few days. While most of the country is recovering, we keep discovering more connections to the victims and their families.
I wanted to provide information for my neighbors on how to help. Most of these are local initiatives but if you are interested in helping leave me a comment below or send me an email and I will put you in touch with the right people.
Coat and Backpack Drive: The students at Sandy Hook had to leave school without any of their belongings. The Small Town Elementary School is putting together a coat and backpack drive to replace those coats and backpacks that can not be accessed. If you would like to donate a new coat or backpack, please deliver it to the school or the organizers.
First Responder Drive: Entering the school that morning was a traumatic experience for those first responders who came to rescue the survivors. Another group in the Small Town is collecting cards, letters and gift cards for those first responders who put their lives in danger to help others and will never get the images from that day out of their minds. This drive will run until Christmas.
Winter Wonderland: All of the schools in Connecticut are collecting snowflakes to decorate the new school for the students of Sandy Hook. Snowflakes can be dropped off at any school in the state or can be sent to Connecticut PTSA, 60 Connolly Parkway, Building 12, Suite 103, Hamden, CT 06514, by January 12, 2013.
Of course, there is the Sandy Hook School Support Fund. Donations can be mailed to Sandy Hook School Support Fund, c/o Newtown Savings Bank, 39 Main Street, Newtown, CT 06470.
Many of the families also have individual funds so if a certain victim touched your heart directly, you can donate to one of them. I am not listing them here as we do have a family that has touched ours directly and I don’t want to play favorites.
This is really for my neighbors in the Small Town but anyone can help. Newtown needs all the help it can get to recover from what has happened