Connecticut Elementary School Shooting: How YOU Can Help

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    After the tragic events that took place in Newtown, CT, a lot of people want to know how they can help. Here are a list of non- profits that you can donate money to. Maybe you can do it as a family, or your church or youth group can donate money.

    Sandy Hook School Support Fund United Way, a global nonprofit that works to improve families and individuals’ education, income stability and health, has set up the Sandy Hook School Support Fund through its Western Connecticut chapter. The fund will provide support services to the families that have been affected by the mass shooting. Donations can be mailed to: Sandy Hook School Support Fund c/o Newtown Savings Bank 39 Main Street, Newtown CT 06470 or submitted online here.

    Danbury Hospital Danbury hospital has partnered with other local counseling and mental health agencies within the community and is providing crisis intervention services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Find out how you can contribute here.

    Noah’s Ark of Hope Fund Six-year-old Noah Pozner — the youngest of the 20 children killed during the shooting on Friday — leaves behind four siblings, including his twin sister and best friend, Arielle. Supporters have set up the Noah’s Ark of Hope Fund to provide the little boy’s siblings with counseling services, education and basic needs. Donations can be made online and checks can be mailed to Congregation Adath Israel, P.O. Box 623, Newtown, CT 06470 with “For the Family of Noah Pozner” in the memo line.

    Friends of the Engel Family Fund Olivia Engel, 6, was shot and killed during the tragic Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. To help the family of the little girl who longtime family friend, Dan Merton, said “had perfect manners” and was the “teacher’s pet, the line leader,” supporters have set up the Friends of the Engel Family Fund. Find out how you can donate here.

    Sandy Hook Elementary School Victims Relief Fund Ryan Kraft, a former Sandy Hook student who babysat for Adam Lanza — the shooter who carried out the massacre on Friday — was inspired to set up the Sandy Hook Elementary School Victims Relief Fund, according to CBS Los Angeles. Money raised will be used to help victims, families and others affected by the tragedy and donations will be directed to the Sandy Hook Elementary School PTSA, according to the fundraising site. Find out how you can get involved here.

    Newtown Memorial Fund The Newtown Memorial Fund aims to help victims’ families pay for funeral costs, set up a community-wide memorial and a college scholarship fund for the students of the Newtown Public Schools. Find out how you can get involved here.

    Emilie Parker Memorial Fund Emilie Parker, 6, was one of 26 victims killed on Friday in the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.  To support Emilie’s parents, Robbie and Alissa, in paying for medical expenses, arranging for a funeral in Utah and taking off from work to spend time with family, friends and relatives have set up the Emilie Parker Memorial Fund. Checks can be mailed to: Emilie Parker Memorial PO Box 12751 Ogden, UT 84412-2751. To donate via PayPal, use the email brookeprothero@yahoo.com.

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