Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Crafting With A Purpose: Snowflakes for Sandy Hook

Like everyone else, I continue to be emotional over the events of last Friday in Newtown CT.  The more we learn about the children and educators whose lives were taken, the more emotional I get, and I didn't think I could get more emotional.

I have a need to channel my emotions into something productive, usually something creative ( or chocolate!). So when I read on Mom Endeavors about the following idea, I knew I had to share it with my creative readers.

From Mom Endeavors:  Snowflakes for Sandy Hook:

When school resumes for Sandy Hook, it will be in a new build­ing. Parent-volunteers want to ensure that the stu­dents are wel­comed back by a win­ter won­der­land with the entire school dec­o­rated with as many unique snowflakes as pos­si­ble. So, please help the stu­dents of Sandy Hook have a win­ter won­der­land at their new school! Get cre­ative as no two snowflakes are alike!!
Please send your snowflakes to the Con­necti­cut PTSA no later than Jan­u­ary 12, 2013:
Con­necti­cut PTSA
60 Con­nolly Park­way
Build­ing 12, Suite 103
Ham­den, CT 06514
I am for sure putting my Christmas dinner guests to work on this project. Whether you're crafty or not,  everyone can make a snowflake. Just like us they don't have to be perfect to bring about a smile.

For some inspiration, I even created a Pinterest board here Snowflakes for Sandy Hook 


Michelle L. said...

A really great project - thanks so much for posting it, Carol, I am going to send mine for sure.

Doreen said...

Hi Carol
It was indeed a tragic event that should never have occurred. My daughters are both home for winter break and this snowflake project will be a wonderful project for us to do together.

Jenn Erickson said...

This is such a wonderful, easy and creative way for everyone to reach out. I was delighted to see that flyers are going home to the parents of children at my school, giving them an opportunity to participate.