After the devastating acts on December 14, 2012 it feels like it’s always on my mind. The helpless feeling of wanting to do something but having no idea what or how. My children were just as affected by the events as I was, they’ve had questions, expressed anger and just been sad and hurt by the devastation to those families.
I’ve spent days wondering what I could do. I want to do something, but have no idea what it is I can do or even should do.
Then I came across this wonderful event being hosted by Crazy for Crust and several other bloggers that are part of a Facebook Group together. They are hosting a Cookies and Crafts for Sandy Hook event. Read more below, and join them (and me) in honoring the entire Newtown community and all those affected.
On Friday, December 21, 2012, we are going to honor the victims, families, and community of Newtown by doing a post in their honor. Cookies and Crafts for Sandy Hook will be one way we can show support in the aftermath of this unimaginable event.
On Friday, December 21, write a post sharing a cookie or a craft and a tribute to Sandy Hook Elementary School. There is no specific requirement…just do or make something to show your support. Maybe something you would make for, or with, your children.
Please spread the word about this united effort wherever you can. You can use the hashtag #BloggersforSandyHook.
The Newtown Youth and Family Services has now been set up. According to their website, Newtown Youth and Family Services, Inc. is a “licensed, non-profit, mental health clinic and youth services bureau dedicated to helping children and families achieve their highest potential. NYFS provides programs, services, activities, counseling, support groups and education throughout the Greater Newtown area.” All donations made to them are going to go back to those affected by the school shooting. You can go to their website to donate.
I hope you’ll participate and be a part of this great event to honor those affected by Sandy Hook