Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Newtown Acts of Kindness

As many of you may already know the Newtown tragedy took place very close to my home.  We had friends and family effected and our community will never be the same.

Last night my husband and I visited the memorial and it was saddening, touching and inspiring all at the same time.

As a former teacher I cannot imagine the horror that took place in the school.  I can understand the teachers' need to protect and save their students.  They are not simply students, they are truly "your kids" and you are bonded to them in a way few can understand.  Those teachers who are returning to work this week are amazing in strength and spirit.

Many have asked me what you can do.  The United Way has set up a fund for the families and community and you can donate here:

However, if a financial donation is not in your budget, please consider doing something else.  Please consider performing an act of kindness for each one of those lost in Newtown.  Acts of kindness can be small.  Buy a cup of coffee for someone, volunteer at a school, clean the house for a stressed out friend.  Think creatively and just do what comes from your heart.  If everyone did this, we can start to change the world.

There will also be a 5k to support the cause...right now details are in the works.  You can find out more here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/461566267213556/.

Even if you are not local, you will be able to run remotely and support.

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