Here are two wonderfully simple ways to share comfort and, if possible, donations with those affected by the shootings in Newtown, Connecticut. Both projects would be a meaningful family activity, either crafting handmade cards to send along with the Coping and Caring Parent Express Bus Tour or crafting beautiful snowflakes for the Connecticut Parent Teacher Association to help them decorate the new school building for the children’s return to school
First, create handmade cards offering support and hope.
Mail them to the address below and friends of ours with the Connecticut Parents Union will hand deliver them to families at a variety of activities for the victims in the next week:
S.H.E.S. Coping & Caring Parent Express Bus Tour
Connecticut Parents Union
PO Box 3004
Meriden, CT 06451
The All Aboard – Parent Express Bus S.H.E.S. Coping & Caring Parent Express Bus Tour will bring comfort to Newtown by visiting locations throughout Connecticut from December 21-24, hosting various healing activities and conclude in Newtown with a special presentation on Christmas Eve. Offerings include:
- Families can board the bus and create personal condolences cards for the families of Sandy Hook Elementary School at locations to be determined to be hand-delivered.
- Grief counselors and children’s books on loss will be available on the bus.
- Special appearances by Clifford the Dog and other children’s characters.
- A Heroes Tribute to Educators
Or Make Snowflakes and send donations to help welcome students from Sandy Hook Elementary School to their new school building.
The Connecticut Parent Teacher Student Association is working with a fleet of parent volunteers to welcome students back to a winter wonderland. Help your child create something beautiful and unique to add to the magic of love sent from around the country.
Send snowflakes no later than January 12, 2013 to:
Both my daughters (one in preschool, one in second grade) returned from school yesterday talking about “lock down” drills. I think some card-making and snowflake crafting is on the agenda for the week!