I know none of us will ever forget where we were and what we were doing when we heard the terrible news of the shooting that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary in Ct. I had just come out of shopping at IKEA with my husband and so excited to post some pictures of our great finds only to get in the car, check my Facebook page to see posts of sadness and then turn on satellite radio to figure out what had happened. It didn’t help that on Friday evening our family was planning to attend a funeral for a family friends 17 year old son killed in a horrific car accident Monday afternoon. I was just sick listening to the news, like many of us, and felt the sadness of the parents hearing the news of their sweet innocent children. I am sure many of you like me have wondered what we could do to help? How do we communicate the love and compassion we have for this community?
Then today I found the website for the CT PTA and they are asking for Snowflake donations. I can do that! We have Snowflakes hanging all around our house. The kids had so much fun making them (See Here for Tutorial) and we can make more over the Holidays. What a great way for the kids to be able to get involved helping other kids.
Here’s the details from the CT PTA if you would like to get your kids together and send Snowflakes to the children of Sandy Hook.
Snowflakes for Sandy Hook
Please help the students of Sandy Hook have a winter wonderland at their new school! Get Creative!! No two snowflakes are alike. Make and send snowflakes to Connecticut PTSA, 60 Connolly Parkway, Building 12, Suite 103, Hamden, CT 06514, by January 12, 2013.
I hope you will join our family and send an envelope of snowflakes for their new school! I would love to hear in the comments where you will be sending them from. Wouldn’t it be great if they came from all over! We will start with Georgia representing in the Snowflakes for Sandy Hook project!