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Project Snowflake

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Update:  The Connecticut PTSA has regrettably closed the snowflake project, as they have been inundated with donations.  Here is the info from their website:
Thank you to everyone who has donated snowflakes on behalf of the children of Sandy Hook  Elementary School and the community of Newtown. We know that each snowflake represents the emotional outreach of the person making it. We have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of generosity from around not just the country but the world. At this time, we have enough beautiful snowflakes to blanket the community of Newtown. Therefore, with regret we must close the snowflake project to further donations. Please take this idea and your snowflakes and create a winter wonderland of your own in your community as a show of solidarity for our Newtown families. Please share your winter wonderlands with us. We would love to share your pictures with the families of Sandy Hook and all the other participating communities. Also please read the message below from the PTA of the Sandy Hook Elementary School for another wonderful way to help. Thank you for your heartfelt and amazing creations and for all of your magnificent notes and kind wishes for the Newtown community.”

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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.  In this season of joy and love, I cannot even imagine…I have no words …

 

With the start of the new year, 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.
Several of my blogging buddies and I are going to be creating some wonderful snowflake creations, and we will be sharing some tutorials next week.
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:
Connecticut PTSA
60 Connolly Parkway
Building 12, Suite 103
Hamden, CT 06514

 

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 [email protected] Please include a note to let them know where the snowflakes are coming from (school, grade or age, town etc).

I can’t wait to see where your creativity takes you!

 

1 Comment

  1. Sandra J. Strickler

    I just went to their website, and it says “Therefore, with regret we must close the snowflake project to further donations.”
    But they go on to say “Please take this idea and your snowflakes and create a winter wonderland of your own in your community as a show of solidarity for our Newtown families. Please share your winter wonderlands with us. We would love to share your pictures with the families of Sandy Hook and all the other participating communities.”

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