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How to Help Families in Newtown After the Shooting

After the tragic mass school shooting in Newtown, Conn., there are ways you can help.

The horrific school shooting Friday at Sandy Hook School that left 26 dead, including 20 young children, has stirred the hearts of people across the country and around the world who want to know how they can help.

The Newtown Patch reported that people from Connecticut, California, Canada and even Australia and India have sent an outpouring of support. People in Illinois also want to know how they can help.

People who want to donate to help the families affected by the tragedy can donate in one of these ways, according to Internet sources and information compiled by Pam Wegner Pavlik of Grayslake:

Sandy Hook School Support Fund - mail a check to:

Newtown Savings Bank

Sandy Hook School Support Fund
39 Main Street
Newtown, Connecticut 06470
800-461-0672

Donate by credit card to:
United Way of Western Connecticut
https://newtown.uwwesternct.org/

Send donations of toys, sympathy cards, etc. to:
Newtown Police Dept.
3 Main St
Newtown, CT 06470 
203-270-4255

Newtown Youth & Family Services

15 Berkshire Road
Sandy Hook, CT 06482

203-270-4335

Website: http:// www.newtownyouthandfamilyservices.org/

Newtown Parent Connection
45 Main Street PO Box 187
Newtown, CT 06470

203-270-1600
Website: http://www.newtownparentconnection.org/
Note: All donations made to the Newtown Parent Connection will be donated to those directly affected by the shooting.

Sandy Hook Fire & Rescue (SHVFD)
P.O Box 783
Sandy Hook, CT 06482
203-270-4392

Liza Morich December 17, 2012 at 01:37 PM
Thank you for this article!! I was wondering where to send items.
Angela Sykora December 17, 2012 at 05:09 PM
Thank you! Patch is happy to help you help Newtown, Liza!
Angela Sykora December 18, 2012 at 04:24 AM
This was posted on the Grayslake Patch Facebook from resident Sydney Menning, about another way to support Newtown: Wanted to share this post from my friend Gail Lovorn who recently moved to Newtown, CT: Here is a very simple, yet meaningful way to let all children help the children of Sandy Hook as they move forward in their new school. It is a great idea for families to do together! “Let’s Give Sandy Hook School a Winter Wonderland” Snowflake Drive – Like our children, no two snowflakes are alike. We invite you to create snowflakes to decorate Sandy Hook School’s new home. Be creative! All colors and designs are welcome. We know that children will enjoy creating art that can adorn the walls of SHS’s new elementary school. CT PTSA has been contacted from schools across the state and this is a project we can all share. “Snowflakes” can be mailed to: Connecticut PTSA, 60 Connolly Parkway, Building 12, Suite 103, Hamden, CT 06514, by January 12, 2013.

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