Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Showing Support & Thankfulness

The sadness from last Friday's events make little things seem a bit...pointless?...and complaining about not having snow or eating too many cookies seems a bit shallow. With that said, we still need to remind ourselves on a daily basis to be thankful for what we have. It seems that it is this time of year that we feel more sympathetic and caring towards each other but really, it should be a daily occurrence. There are so many ways to support and help each other that there is no reason that anyone should feel alone.

Ways to help Sandy Hook and Newtown:

DOrazio Sisters Cheesecake & Goodies They are sending entrees to families, schools and first responders in the area. Easy to donate money through PayPal.

Crafting for a Cause Select Etsy crafters are donating either all or a portion of their proceeds to the United Way of Western Connecticut.

Donate directly to the United Way of Western Connecticut.

The Newtown Post Office has dedicated a post office box for people who want to send letters of condolence, care packages, drawings from children, etc.

The address is:
Messages of Condolence for Newtown
PO Box 3700 Newtown, Connecticut 06470

A list of ways to donate in victim's names and send condolences and support to families.

A small sampling of inspiring stories of support of both Newtown but also each other:

New York Giants' Victor Cruz "visited the home of the 6-year-old Connecticut shooting victim who was buried in a replica Cruz jersey."

UConn has created The Sandy Hook School Memorial Scholarship Fund at the University of Connecticut.

Ann Curry, news anchor at The Today Show, started a Twitter movement with her initiative to start the #20acts #26acts of kindness in memory of those that died.


Need ideas of the little ways you can make a difference in some one's life or day?


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