How You Can Help Sandy Hook Elementary School and Newtown


The tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown left us saddened, angered and horrified. Newtown is a wonderful town with a tight knit community and Sandy Hook Elementary School is a fun-filled, learning environment with dedicated, enthusiastic, brave educators. They represent an important piece of Connecticut. They represent a part of us.  We must reach out to our neighbors during their darkest hour.  We must let them know that they are not alone.  We must let them know that while we cannot erase this tragedy, we will do what we can to make a difference in their lives.

We are building a list of support funds that you can donate to to make a difference.  If you know of any outlets we can add, please let us know and we will add them to this entry. Please note that we did not list these funds in any order. We are building a comprehensive database.

1. Newtown Memorial Fund

2. Newtown Youth and Family Services 

3. United Way of Western Connecticut

4. Farfield County Community Foundation

5. Atheists Giving Aid 

6. American Red Cross

7. Newtown Parent Connection 

8.  Friends of the Engel Family Fund

9. The Family of Emilie Parker 

10.  The Family of Noah Pozner

11. Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung Memorial Fund, CT Teachers Credit Union, P.O. Box 2121, Waterbury, Conn. 06722.

12.  Donate a Teddy Bear to Sandy Hook Students

13. Charlotte BaconChrist the King Lutheran Church, 85 Mt. Pleasant Rd., Newtown, CT 06470.

14. Daniel Barden: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Daniel’s name to the Sandy Hook School Support Fund, c/o Newtown Savings Bank, 39 Main Street, Newtown, CT 06470, or checks may be dropped off at any Newtown Savings Bank branch location. To donate online, go to https://newtown.uwwesternct.org

15. Dylan Hockley: Memorial contributions may be made to the Dylan Hockley Memorial Fund, 34 Charter Ridge Road, Sandy Hook, CT, 06482

16. Catherine Hubbard: In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations be made to the Newtown Animal Center, PO Box 475, Newtown, CT 06470

17. Chase Kowalski: In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Chase Kowalksi Scholarship Fund, c/o Peoples Bank, 470 Monroe Tpke., Monroe, CT 06468

18Jesse LewisIn lieu of flowers, please make donations to: Voice for Joanie Inc., 5 Glenwood Rd, New Milford, CT 06776 voiceforjoanie.org

19James Mattioli: In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in James’ memory to the James R. Mattioli Memorial Fund c/o Newtown Savings Bank, 39 Main Street, Newtown CT 06470.

20Anne Marie Murphy: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Autism Speaks, 1060 State Rd., 2nd Floor, Princeton, NJ 08540, www.autismspeaks.org

21. Caroline Previdi: Contributions in Caroline’s memory may be made to “The Toy Chest”, St. Rose of Lima Church, 46 Church Hill Road, Newtown, CT 06470.

22. Jessica Rekos: Memorial contributions may be made to the Newtown Rotary Sandy Hook School Fund, PO Box 263, Newtown, CT 06482.

23. Victoria Soto: The family has requested in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the Victoria L. Soto Memorial Fund for Education, through the Funeral Home. For more information or to make an online condolence please visit www.adzimafuneralhome.com.

24Benjamin WheelerIt is suggested that contributions in Benjamin’s memory be made to the Benjamin Wheeler Fund. The B.C. Bailey Funeral Home of Wallingford has been entrusted with the arrangements.

25.  My Sandy Hook Family Fund

Note: this is an ongoing entry. Additional funds will be added.

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5 thoughts on “How You Can Help Sandy Hook Elementary School and Newtown

  1. Dawn Lafferty is a hero! Lafferty is of Irish origin and ironically, there was a politician in Oregon, by the name of Abraham Walter Lafferty, the place of the shooting three days prior.

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