Remembering Sandy Hook: How You Can Help

December 27, 2012 — By

May the holiday spirit continue in our hearts and minds as we dig even deeper still to help those in need.

Below is a list of organizations and relief funds accepting donations to support the families affected by the Sandy Hook tragedy. Please, do what you can to help.


National Nonprofit Organizations


The American Red Cross
The Red Cross has mobilized several response vehicles and more than 160 trained workers – most of them volunteers – who have served more than 15,600 meals and snacks in Newtown. Sunday night, Red Cross workers handed out nearly 1,000 blankets, hot coffee and more than 1,200 stuffed animals at the Newtown High School where hundreds of residents waited outside in a cold rain to participate in an interfaith vigil. Find out how to support the American Red Cross, here.


United Way: Sandy Hook School Support Fund
United Way of Western Connecticut in partnership with Newtown Savings Bank has created the ‘Sandy Hook School Support Fund’ that will be able to provide support services to the families and community that has been affected.

Check donations may be mailed to:

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


Relief Funds to Support All Families


My Sandy Hook Family Fund
From the site: “We are the parents of the children who survived. We are the classmates, friends, and the little league coaches. Sandy Hook is where we live — it is our proud community. We ask the world to join us not only in our grief but also in our burning need to take some of the burdens off these families in their time of incredible pain. To bear their cross in some small way. We intend to use donations to pay for immediate needs, including funeral services, as well as ongoing living expenses such as food, mortgages payments, daycare, insurances and fuel until they are back on solid ground.” Find out how you can donate here.


Newtown Memorial Fund
The Fund’s mission is to create a long-term fund to provide a memorial to the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, and to establish academic scholarships in the victims’ names for classmates and generations of Newtown students to come. Learn more here.


Newtown Parent Connection
The Newtown Parent Connection humbly thanks you for your overwhelming outpouring of compassion and support.

They are continuing to work to provide assistance and hope for the victims’ families and the Newtown/Sandy Hook community who have been affected by this devastating tragedy.

Donations can be made with a credit card on their website through PayPal, or checks may be mailed to:

Newtown Parent Connection
PO Box 187
Newtown, CT 06470


Newtown Youth and Family Services 
Newtown Youth & Family Services, Inc., a nonprofit mental health clinic, provides therapy and emotional support services. Find out how you can help here.


Sandy Hook Elementary School Victims Relief Fund
This is a fund started by a former Sandy Hook Elementary student to gather support for the victims, families, and all others affected locally by the tragic shooting on Dec 14th, 2012. The funds are directed to the school’s PTSA organization.



Specific Family Funds & Organizations


Benjamin Wheeler Fund
Benjamin Andrew Wheeler departed this life on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 at the Sandy Hook Elementary School. He was 6 years old. Checks can be mailed to:

Benjamin Wheeler Fund

c/o Trinity Episcopal Church
36 Main Street, Newtown, CT, 06470


Emilie Parker Memorial Fund
Native of Utah, Emilie Parker, six, was killed in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elem. We are seeking to assist the Parkers by setting up the Emilie Parker Memorial Fund at America First Credit Union in Utah.

To donate via PayPal, use the email, or checks can be mailed to:

Emilie Parker Memorial
PO Box 12751
Ogden, UT 84412-2751


Olivia Engel: Friends of the Engel Family Fund
On December 14th, 2012, Olivia Rose Engel, six, lost her life in tragic the events at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. You can donate to the family via paypal, here.


Ana Grace: Support the Family of Ana Grace Márquez-Greene
“It is with immeasurable grief and heavy-heartedness that we mourn the loss of our precious angel, Ana Grace Marquez-Greene. She was taken from us far too soon in the horrific massacre enacted upon Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday morning, Dec. 14, 2012. She was 6 1/2 years old.”  Learn more and donate here.


If you know of other ways to help support the families affected by the Sandy Hook tragedy, please add them in the comments below. Thank you.


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