It’s impossible to make sense of what happened last Friday to the victims in the Sandy Hook elementary school shootings. As parents we cannot comprehend what would make a person ruthlessly kill innocent children. We all mourn for those affected by this tragedy. Here are ways to help Sandy Hook victims now.
Newtown Parent Connection
Make donations on its website at www.newtownparentconnection.org via Paypal or any major credit card. All donations will be given directly to families affected by the shooting. For more information, call (203) 270-1600.
Newtown Youth & Family Services
This organization is collecting donations which can be sent via “Caroline’s Gift.” Created in the 1990s by a family in remembrance of their daughter, this fund offers financial support to families which a child going through terminal or catastrophic illness. Donations will be use to help families affected by the Sandy Hook shootings. For more details on how to donate, call (203) 426-8103 or visit www.newtownyouthandfamilyservices.org. The agencies Tax ID number is 06-1082115. Further of donations of good and services should be made to the CT info line at 211 or 1-800-203-1234, who is coordinating with the American Red Cross. Caroline’s Gift, 15 Berkshire Road, Sandy Hook CT 06482.
R.I.P. Sandy Hook Elementary School Children Facebook Group
Follow this new Facebook group which started on Saturday to show your support. The group is asking people to wear green and white (the school’s colors) on Monday to honor the victims. Follow the Facebook Group HERE.
Sandy Hook Elementary School Fund
This fundraiser on Crowdtilt aims to raise $50,000 in 30 days. Donate here: Sandy Hook Elementary School Fund Donation Site
Sandy Hook Elementary School National Sympathy Card
Sign the national sympathy card here on Causes.com to show your support.
Sandy Hook Elementary School Victims Relief Fund
This Crowdrise campaign will provide funds to the Sandy Hook school’s PTSA fund. Donate here: www.crowdrise.com/SHSRelief
The goal of this fundraiser is to provide security systems in all schools. Donate here: www.giveforward.com/secureschools
Support Sandy Hook Elementary School Families Campaign
This campaign is raising funds on Razoo.com for the Sandy Hook PTA organization. Donate here: www.razoo.com/team/Supportsandyhook
United Way of Western Connecticut
The United Way is partnering with Newtown Savings Bank to accept monetary donations. Mail checks to Sandy Hook School Support Fund, c/o Newtown Savings Bank, 39 Main St., Newtown CT 06470, bring donation to any Newtown Savings Bank branch location, or donate by credit card at newtown/uwwesternct.org
By Maria Adcock