I don’t know one person who wasn’t rocked by the tragedy of Sandy Hook. I know there have been some serious prayers offered up for the families of the victims and the survivors from all over the world, but there’s one more really tangible, really practical thing we can do . . .
The following is taken directly from an email sent by the Illinois Federation of Teachers (forwarding compliments of my mom) . . .
Help Bring a Winter Wonderland to Students and Staff at Sandy Hook Elementary
School children around the world are helping bring winter warmth and fun to students and staff at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton after the violent tragedy that took place there last week.
When students from Sandy Hook return to school in January, they will be housed in a previously closed middle school in a nearby town. The Connecticut PTSA wants to transform the building into a Winter Wonderland to make the children feel loved and welcomed.
You can help by having students in your class (or school) make hand-cut snowflakes that will be used to decorate the building and shower the children in beauty and love. Thousands of snowflakes have already been sent from across the US and around the world.
Send your snowflake “donation” to:
c/o Snowflakes for Sandy Hook
60 Connolly Parkway
Building 12, Suite 103
Hamden, CT 06514
This is a no-brainer friends. Get out your construction paper and grab the scissors. We’ve got some snowflakes to make.
Anything to make these babies smile again . . .