In the wake of the horrible events of Friday, December 14th, we wanted to organize a way for bloggers and people all over the world to show their tribute and unite in support of Newtown, Connecticut and Sandy Hook Elementary School.
It’s times like these when we feel helpless; we want to DO something to honor these families as they mourn the loss of their loved ones. As a mom, the moment I heard of the tragedy I couldn’t get to my daughter’s preschool fast enough to pick her up and hug her so tight. I have been sick to my stomach thinking about these families who had their kids taken from them in such a tragic and horrific manner. A parent’s worst nightmare. I have been numb for these parents and I wanted to help out. So when a blogging group I am in on Facebook starting talking about it I immediately volunteered to help. I wish I really did have magical powers and could erase Friday as if it never happened and bring back these children and the brave adults that lost their lives.
On Friday, December 21, 2012, we are going to honor the victims, families, and community of Newtown by doing a post in their honor. Cookies and Crafts for Sandy Hook will be one way we can show support in the aftermath of this unimaginable event.
On Friday, December 21, write a post sharing a cookie or a craft and a tribute to Sandy Hook Elementary School. There is no specific requirement…just do or make something to show your support. Maybe something you would make for, or with, your children.
Please spread the word about this united effort wherever you can. You can use the hashtag #BloggersforSandyHook.
Don’t have a blog? That’s okay. You can still share something for Sandy Hook. Take a picture and post it on your Facebook wall, your Twitter feed. Share on Instagram or your Google+ or wherever you can to unite us in our tribute.
Something people always think about in times like this is how they can help monetarily. After some searching Dorothy of Crazy for Crust and Ashton from Something Swanky found the Newtown Youth and Family Services website. According to their website, Newtown Youth and Family Services, Inc. is a “licensed, non-profit, mental health clinic and youth services bureau dedicated to helping children and families achieve their highest potential. NYFS provides programs, services, activities, counseling, support groups and education throughout the Greater Newtown area.” All donations made to them are going to go back to those affected by the school shooting. You can go to their website here to donate