Thursday, December 27, 2012
The Marlborough Early Childhood Center is seeking items to fill 600 backpacks to send to Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
The Marlborough Early Childhood Center will be accepting donations to fill backpacks and remind students impacted by the tragedy that there is still good in the world. "A friend who lives in Newtown, CT and whose daughter was in the first grade classroom next door to the tragic events has suggested that hand drawn pictures or notes of kindness, hope and encouragement be included in each backpack to help show the children that the good in the world outweighs the bad," said Samantha Locke, an ABA Technician, and Rebecca Zieminski, the Preschool Director in a letter released by the schools this week. Many of the children had to leave all their school items in the school while they were evacuated. The items are being gathered for children in …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
A special post office box has been established for those wishing to send condolences to Newtown, CT.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
The following text was provided by the U.S. Postal Service. NEWTOWN, CT—The U.S. Postal Service has established a unique Post Office Box to allow the public to send condolences to those affected by the tragedy in Newtown CT last week. Those who wish to send expressions of comfort should address them to: Messages of Condolence for Newtown PO Box 3700 Newtown, CT 06470 “We understand that there is an outpouring of support for everyone in the Newtown area and we hope to make it easier for those who wish to send encouragement and messages of compassion to those affected,” said Kimberly J. Peters, Connecticut Valley District Manager for the U.S. Postal Service, adding, “Through letters and cards, families will be able to hold that friendship …
Monday, December 17, 2012
People all over the world want to know how to help Sandy Hook residents following Friday's mass shooting. Post "I want to help" in this comment thread to get updates on what you can do.
In the wake of the unimaginable tragedy at Sandy Hook School Friday, people from all over the world have been sending an outpouring of support and want to know how they can help. If you want to be notified via email of ways to provide comfort and support during this difficult time, please post in the comments section: "I want to help." Patch will continue to update this article with ways to help—posting updates to the story as well as in the comments thread, triggering an email notification to commenters—and if you know of an organization or fundraiser providing assistance, let us know in the comments section, too. Already the United Way of Western Connecticut, in partnership with Newtown Savings Bank, created the Sandy Hook School Support…
Friday, December 14, 2012
As new breaks of a school shooting Friday morning in Newtown, Conn., what thoughts does it evoke for you?
A mass shooting Friday morning at a Connecticut elementary school may be one of the worst to ever occur. Several fatalities—an official count is pending notification of family members—have been confirmed by law enforcement on the scene of at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn. The alleged shooter is deceased inside of the school that serves children in kindergarten through fourth grade, authorities say. Patch reporters have been on the scene since the news broke just after 9:30 a.m. Eastern time. Follow Newtown Patch for updates. As news of this tragedy breaks, what thoughts does the shooting evoke for you? Tell us in the comments.