Some of you know this, and some I have shared with over the past week, but Newtown was a very special part of mine and Andrew’s life. We own a home 10 minutes away, and it’s where we worked (together) for 5 years. We still own our home there, but moved to Tennessee almost 3 years ago after our own tragedy. Sandy Hook is obviously very near and dear to our heart, and it is UNBELIEVABLE that something like this could happen there. We have friends with children that attend Sandy Hook Elementary, so to say it hits “too close to home” couldn’t be more true.
One of Andrew’s best friends was, bless his heart, one of the first six officers in the building last Friday. I cannot fathom what that must have been like. I know what he saw, and the only thing that makes it worse is to think of all the other little innocent eyes and ears that had to witness it.
And as with any tragedy, comes nightmares.
I want to provide 620 night lights to the remaining students of Sandy Hook Elementary.
I would love it if we can have them all before January 5, so that they can have them when school resumes at the new location. I know things are busy, but I also know you’re doing a lot of shopping and making trips to the post office!Feel free to print off a flier for your churches, work, or other community groups to get involved.
Why this? Why not just sent money? Well, Newtown is a very economically strong and financially stable town. Plus, everyone is sending money. While I’m sure some of the families could use monetary relief, I think this is something that could directly help the kids make it through each frightening night.
I will receive all the night lights, and if I am unable to make a trip to deliver them directly, I already have hands and hearts lined up who are willing to receive them from me and deliver. You may attach a note to each light if you wish.
Additionally, I usually give 10% of all of my earnings to a local charity, but until Feb 1, any money I make from my blog or my Shaklee site I will donate 70% to help Sandy Hook. I am focusing on a memorial for the victims in the local Fairfield Hills property (which is an 185 acre development and park area in town). Any money earned off my blog includes any sponsorship, affiliate links, ad space, or Shaklee purchase.