How to send condolences to Newtown

(Image credit: Graston, The Windsor Star)

I know that many of you are moved to do something in light of the tragedy in Connecticut last week. Hip2Save has found the address you can send letters of condolence to, and I wanted to pass it along:

Messages of Condolence for Newtown
PO Box 3700
Newtown CT 06470

As I mentioned in my message on Friday, I also encourage you to find some way to give to someone else, in honor of those who lost their lives. My daughter and I spent most of the day at our church wrapping gifts for kids in our community and are headed back in a few minutes. It’s not too late to give to a toy drive, reach out to a struggling family this Christmas season, or sponsor a child that’s been waiting a LONG time. The world needs people like you – people who refuse to harden their hearts; people who still have the capacity to care, roll up their sleeves, and help.

I know it may be difficult to look at the names and faces of those that passed last week – I get that – but I had an idea today to write out all their names on an index card and tape it to my bathroom mirror. As I’m getting ready in the mornings to come, I’ll have their names in front of me, reminding me to pray for comfort and healing for their families.

I would love to know any additional ideas you have for reaching out to the community of Newtown or making a difference in your own?


Comments

  1. says

    Allison McDonald of No Time for Flashcards shared this donation link today.

    She is a Seattle area blogger (You may know her?). I’m really wary of sharing sites because of scams, but Allison has vetted this one. Noah was the youngest victim, and monies will go to help his surviving siblings get counseling. They include a twin who was in another classroom. I don’t know if you had in mind this kind of sharing, so please disregard if you didn’t. Hugs.
    http://noahsarkofhopefund.eventbrite.com/

  2. Stephanie Vargas says

    The remaining students and staff of Sandy Hook Elementary will be moved to Chalk Hill Middle School (which was closed 18 months ago) in Monroe, CT. I looked at the teachers’ wish lists from the Sandy Hook website (written before the tragedy) and bought 26 classroom items from Amazon and had them shipped to the new school this morning. One for each person lost at the school. Our family is deeply saddened by the events last Friday and I hope it helps the teachers as they set up their new classrooms.

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