***Updated to add: The Sandy Hook PTA has asked for a halt in donations, including snowflakes because of the huge outpouring of support they’ve received. They said they have already received enough snowflakes to blanket the entire town, and will be displaying them in various locations throughout Newtown, CT. They encouraged those who still want to participate to donate the snowflakes to your own local schools, libraries, and other places where they will brighten up your community and show your support. Thank you!***
Friends, I know many of you are as heartbroken as I am about the tragedy in Connecticut a few weeks ago, and I know many of us are just trying to figure out any way, big or small, that we could help and make a difference for the families in that community. Recently, I heard about a way we can do just that, so I’m excited to be teaming up with some of my best bloggy buddies to get us all involved in a very special project. Kara from Petals to Picots is here to introduce it to you:
On December 14, the peace and innocence of Newtown, Connecticut was shattered and 26 people lost their lives, 20 of which were dear, sweet children. I have no words …
Now the students and faculty of Sandy Hook Elementary School are preparing to begin classes again in a new location. To ease their return, the Connecticut PTSA has organized The Snowflake Project to create a winter wonderland in their new school.
I think this is a wonderful idea and I am so happy to be able to do something … anything … to help. So who is with me? Let’s get the word out and give these kids a gorgeous snowy wonderland to welcome them to their new school and to show them that we care.
So grab the button, spread the word, and get creating … And make sure to come back on 1/9 for a Project Snowflake linky party.
Here are the details …
They are asking for everyone to make and send snowflakes for them to hang around the school. Their only request is that the snowflakes have no words on them … think bright, and sparkly, and happy, and magical …
Snowflakes are to be sent by January 12, 2013 to:
60 Connolly Parkway
Building 12, Suite 103
You can check out the CT PTA website or Sandy Children Help on Facebook for more information or updates. They are also putting together a photo album of the snowflakes; you can send photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a note to let them know where the snowflakes are coming from (school, grade or age, town etc).
I don’t know about you, friends, but I love this idea, and I plan to get Little Crafter involved too. Let’s shower these kids with snowflakes and love!
Hugs and Glitter,