Internet entrepreneur Robert Österlund, founder of Inbox.com, has donated $10,000 towards Chalk Hill School improvements for the Sandy Hook Elementary students. The staff of Inbox.com would like to further this effort by creating a campaign on Indiegogo in order to create a viral push for more dollars. Should this campaign take off the way we hope it will, we have a commitment by our founder to add ANOTHER $10,000 in order to create a safe haven for the world's most important assets, our children.
What Chalk Hill Needs!
In more detail:
- We need good old fashioned money! It is all a straight pass through to the new home of these 4,700 students in Monroe CT
- We would like the PTA from Sandy Hook Elementary to work with the school district superintendent to direct the usage of the funds
- If we do not reach the goal, all funds will go anyway towards this effort at the direction of Österlund. WE ALREADY HAVE OVER $15K IN 24 SHORT HOURS!
No one knows what the children and teachers have been through, so no one will truly know the impact. We believe additional guidance counselors, and a warm, safe feeling around the school is what they need. We believe if the children, teachers, and parents, as well as the 1st responders, need to talk through their fears, share their experiences, be heard, and feel comfort. Robert Österlund, through his own precious family and experiences, understands the value of this communication, the need to feel understood, and safe in a sheltered environment.
The importance of this project is far reaching, not just to these children, but children, teachers, and families across the world. Almost everyone is reflecting on the importance of family, the sense of community, and the need for safety in our schools. We need to use Chalk Hill, and Sandy Hook, as the model for next steps in the US and globally, to prevent dreadful occurences like this forever. This fudn raising is not to preach gun control, it is to provide immediate solace now, to this school, to this community, immediately.
Robert Österlund has provided relief financially and through his personal resources repeatedly in the past with first relief following Hurricane Katrina, the earthquake in Haiti, and countless other global causes. His own children are his first love, the most important people in his life, and his most valued assets. Dropping a child off at school and worrying if the family would be together at the end of the day has to be one fo the most devastating thoughts any parent, child, or teacher could ever feel.
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Other Ways You Can Help
Österlund understands not everyone can help. Our staff just asks: HELP CIRCULATE THE MESSAGE!! We need viral efforts to create the largest impact possible! Share this cause on Twitter! Share this cause on LinkedIn! Share this cause on Facebook! We already have a great start with $10,000!
Ask folks to get the word out and make some noise about your campaign.
Use the Indiegogo share tools!
And that’s all there is to it.
"Please accept this gift to make the school just a little more peaceful, a little more safe, and a little more happy. We trust the PTA and the school administrators will know where to best direct the use of my funds, and hopefully those that join with me on this endeavor. Peace to all affected, and with much love" – Robert Österlund
Join Robert GROW the GIFT!!