On Decemeber 14, 2012 the lives of the students of Sandy Hook Elementary were changed forever.
There's been a lot of coverage of the shooter but not enough of the children.
These kids are going to be scared to go back to school, and a child should NEVER be afraid of the place where they are supposed to be the safest. It's up to us as a community to reach out. It could have been OUR children, brothers, sisters, grandchildren, nephews, or nieces.
When it comes down to it, money isn't going to help these kids. It's HEALING that will. So let's drum a little something up to help the school begin that process.
Let's start a fund for an after school art program that is going to help these kids express the emotions they are feeling and really begin the recovery process. It's not going to happen overnight, but we can absolutely make a difference.
My Heart goes out to the families.
What We Need & What You Get
The goal is $2,700. That's a $100 for every victim in the shooting.
Donate whatever you can, every little bit matters. These kids are worth it.
We've reached our goal! But the more we raise the longer we can keep this running! So let's keep it going!
Art is one of the most valuable outlets for emotion, relief, and healing.
Unfourtunately, it's also the first program that being cut in most elementary schools. Let's reverse that for these kids, they really need it. We don't want these children feeling like they are alone... and if they can't find the words to tell us how they feel, let them show us.
A child's artwork can be incredibly telling and I foresee this doing 3 things.
1. Giving kids an outlet to show us how they feel.
2. Allowing the kids to take their mind off it for a bit.
3. Alerting the right people which kids are having a more difficult time dealing with it, so they can get the help they need.
Other Ways You Can Help
There's always a million ways to help and show you care. Let's flood the school with support. Send letters, drawings, photos... anything you can to help them feel our support as a community.
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i just believe that art heals