Sandy Hook Donation Information

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So much information is being posted. I thought it would be a good idea to put the donation opportunities in one place.  If you have another donation opportunity you would like posted here, please send me an email jennifer@virtuallyjennifer.com.

Dear Friends,

Earlier today, I learned that my friend’s first grade daughter in Sandy Hook has lost half of her Daisy Troop to the tragedy at SHES on Friday.  Half.  Incomprehensible.

As I returned home from Natalie’s Brownie Holiday Party this afternoon, I found the below information from the Girl Scout Council of Connecticut in my inbox.
xo
Jen

Dear Girl Scout family:

Girl Scouts of Connecticut is saddened to learn that eight Girl Scout Daisies and sons of two Girl Scout families have died as a result of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School. We are devastated by these losses and will keep the families in our hearts.

Many of you have asked what you can do to help. Currently, we are planning a memorial service with the Newtown Service Unit in mid-January. At that time, we will be presenting thoughts, prayers, and well-wishes on trefoil art. If you or any of your troops would like to participate, please send these trefoils to our Hartford Service Center, c/o Trefoil Project, 340 Washington St. Hartford, CT 06106.

Further down the road, we are considering constructing a memorial at a local Girl Scout camp in honor of our lost ones. Please continue to check our website and Facebook page for updates as to how you can help support these efforts.

For those of you who work directly with girls as either a parent or a volunteer, we have compiled a list of resources on our website to assist in discussing this tragedy with children and helping with the healing process.

Thank you for your support during this especially trying time.

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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.

Coins for Sandy Hook
Students can collect spare change to support their peers at Sandy Hook. Other fundraising ideas include Walk- A -Thons, Spirit Days, Pajama Days, etc.

Please send contributions to “Connecticut PTSA Sandy Hook Fund” by February 14, 2012.

Ongoing Fundraising Efforts 
Donations are being accepted indefinitely to the: “Connecticut PTSA Sandy Hook Fund” to support the ongoing needs of the Sandy Hook Community. Send checks to “Connecticut PTSA, 60 Connolly Parkway, Building 12, Suite 103, Hamden, CT 06514.

Mail snowflakes or donations to: Connecticut PTSA, 60 Connolly Parkway, Building 12, Suite 103, Hamden, CT 06514. Phone: 203-281-6617

For questions or to reach anyone at Sandy Hook PTA, please email us at sandyhook@ctpta.org. The Newtown community has requested monetary contributions, but we do know there may be service and product donations that will be offered. For service or product inquiries, please contact newtownboe@gmail.com.

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The My Sandy Hook Family Fund
We are the parents of the children who survived. We are the classmates, friends, and the little league coaches. Sandy Hook is where we live — it is our proud community. We ask the world to join us not only in our grief but also in our burning need take some of the burdens off these families in their time of incredible pain. To bear their cross in some small way. We intend to use donations to pay for immediate needs, including funeral services, as well as ongoing living expenses such as food, mortgages payments, daycare, insurances and fuel until they are back on solid ground. Please help us help our own neighbors beyond sharing their tears. All net funds received will go directly to the families who lost children and immediate family members.Dear Friends: If you wish to make a donation by check, please send to
‘My Sandy Hook Family Fund’
c/o Union Savings Bank
1 Commerce Dr.,
Newtown, CT 06470

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BIG technology need in and around Newtown: 

If you live or work in or near Newtown and you happen to have a “ready-to-go” Call Center (or if you know someone who does) that you can temporarily make available to Volunteers, please call Kevin at 203-228-7745 or email kevinkis@aol.com.

The volume of people offering thier time, energy, skills, teddy bears, money and more for the families and first responders affected by this tragedy has overwhelmed every municipal and volunteer organization in town. WE NEED TO THINK LARGE SCALE AND EFFICIENCY so we can organize these generous offers and put volunteers to work as quickly as possible.

If you can help to set us up where we would have high volume, high bandwidth telecom and data resources and room for up to 12 volunteers, please let me know.

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The United Way of Western Connecticut in partnership withNewtown Savings Bank has created the Sandy Hook School Support Fund to underwrite support services, immediate needs and funeral expenses for the immediate families of victims. http://goo.gl/x8Mb7

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The Ana Marquez-Greene Music Scholarship Fund at Western Connecticut State University