How Carrollwood and Northdale Can Help Families Affected by Newtown School Shooting

People all over the world want to know how to help Sandy Hook residents following Friday's horrifying mass shooting. Post "I want to help" in this comment thread to get updates on what you can do.

In the wake of the unimaginable tragedy at Sandy Hook School Friday people from all over the world—in Connecticut, Florida, California, Canada and much farther away in Australia and India—sent an outpouring of support and want to know how they can help.

If you want to be notified via email of ways to provide comfort and support during this difficult time, please post in the comments section: "I want to help."

Carrollwood-Northdale Patch will continue to update this article with ways to help—posting updates to the story as well as in the comments thread, triggering an email notification to commenters—and if you know of an organization or fundraiser providing assistance, let us know in the comments section, too.

Already the United Way of Western Connecticut, in partnership with Newtown Savings Bank, created the Sandy Hook School Support Fund to help provide support services to the families and community that are affected.

Check donations may be mailed to: 

Sandy Hook School Support Fund
c/o Newtown Savings Bank
39 Main Street, Newtown CT  06470

If you have questions on the fund, you may call 800-461-0672.


A former Sandy Hook Elementary School student named Ryan Kraft, also a longtime neighbor of the Lanza family, posted a Local Voices blog on Newtown Patch saying he set up a fund to help heal his community.

The link to the fund site is here — http://www.crowdrise.com/SHSRelief — and according to Kraft, all monies are directed toward the school's PTSA organization.

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RD December 18, 2012 at 05:37 PM
For more information if you want to send prayer shawls, please go to the shawl ministry website: http://www.shawlministry.com/index.htm Prayer/Comfort Shawls, Prayer/Comfort cloths & squares, and scarves can be mailed to one of the following address: (U. S. Postal Service (USPS) - only) Prayer/Comfort Shawls P. O. Box 728 Newtown, CT 06470 All other freight carriers (UPS, Fed-Ex, including USPS): Kathleen Desrosiers 16 Twist Hill Lane Newtown, CT 06470
RD December 18, 2012 at 05:41 PM
If you crochet, Memory Blankets of Crochet Squares on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/groups/478264972211569/ is collecting 6x6 granny squares which are being put together into 4 x 6 quilts (96 squares each). The primary focus are the families who lost loved ones. Any extra will go to the community.


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