7 ways to show support for the Sandy Hook Elementary Community


The tragic event that took the lives of so many innocent children & adults at Sandy Hook Elementary can leave us feeling helpless. We all feel so deeply for the affected families, but the majority of us don’t know them personally. How can we reach out to them and offer our support & condolences in this, their time of greatest mourning & sorrow? I cannot simply allow my children to know about this event and offer them no resources to express their own heartache. So, I compiled this list from internet sources, to give them some opportunities and examples of how we can come together to show our support for this community and offer whatever help we can.

Newtown Youth and Family Services
Newtown Youth & Family Services, Inc., a nonprofit mental health clinic, will be open Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for emergency counseling for families, community members or staff involved in the Sandy Hook
Elementary school tragedy. All donations made to the organization will benefit those affected.

Newtown Parent Connection
The Newtown Parent Connection, a nonprofit that addresses issues of substance abuse, also offers bereavement group counseling on the first Wednesday of every month. The organization told The Huffington Post that it’s going to try to bring in additional counselors to accommodate the needs of those affected by the Sandy Hook shooting.

Sandy Hook Elementary School Fund
Chris DeLetto of Champaign, Ill., started this fundraiser on Crowdtilt, hoping to raise $50,000 in 30 days.

Help for the Sandy Hook Elementary School Families
Razoo’s campaign started by Joe Waters is raising money for the Sandy Hook Parent Teachers Association.

Sandy Hook Elementary School Victims Relief Fund
This Crowdrise campaign, started by Ryan, is raising money for the school’s PTSA organization.

Wall of Love
This interactive website, designed following the tragic shooting, wants to show everyone affected by the tragedy that there is more love than hate in the world.

Also, never underestimate the power of a personal card or letter.

Sandy Hook Address
Sandy Hook Elementary School
12 Dickenson Dr
Sandy Hook, CT 06482-121

Charlotte Bacon, age 6.

Daniel Barden, age 7.

Olivia Engel, age 6.

Josephine Gay, age 7.

Ana M Marquez-Greene, age 6.

Dylan Hockley, age 6.

Madeleine F Hsu, age 6.

Catherine V Hubbard, age 6.

Chase Kowalski , age 7.

Jesse Lewis, age 6.

James Mattioli, age 6.

Grace McDonnell, age 7.

Emilie Parker, age 6.

Jack Pinto, age 6.

Noah Pozner, age 6.

Caroline Previdi, age 6.

Jessica Rekos, age 6.

Avielle Richman, age 6.

Benjamin Wheeler, age 6.

Allison N Wyatt, age 6.

Rachel Davino, age 29.

Dawn Hochsprung, age 47.

Anne Marie Murphy, age 52.

Lauren Rousseau, age 30.

Mary Sherlach, age 56.

Victoria Soto, age 27.

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