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Paper Snowflakes for Sandy Hook Elementary School

UPDATE: They have plenty of snowflakes and can't take any more!

"Millions of snowflakes were sent in from all over the world.  The school was a winter wonderland for the students of Sandy Hook Elementary School's first day back since the tragedy.  So many infact there was a 18 wheeler truck full of them and still more were coming to Newtown."

full story here

Last week's tragedy in Connecticut was devastating for parents, teachers, and students at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Those students will be returning to a new school after the winter break, which hasn't been used for a while. The children need your help in creating a winter wonderland when they get there! Newtown PTSA has asked the Instructables community for help.

You can help by creating paper snowflakes to help decorate the new school, and sending it to them!

Mail snowflakes (or any donations to):

Connecticut PTSA
60 Connolly Parkway
Building 12, Suite 103
Hamden, CT 06514

Phone: 203-281-6617

CT PTSA page for this

Connecticut PTSA is deeply saddened by the tragedy that has struck our Newtown community. We have met with the PTA and community leaders in Newtown and Sandy Hook Elementary to offer our assistance at this very difficult time. They have asked us to spearhead the following efforts on their behalf:

Snowflakes for Sandy Hook
Please help the students of Sandy Hook have a winter wonderland at their new school! Get Creative!! No two snowflakes are alike. Make and send snowflakes to Connecticut PTSA, 60 Connolly Parkway, Building 12, Suite 103, Hamden, CT 06514, by January 12, 2013.

Coins for Sandy Hook
Students can collect spare change to support their peers at Sandy Hook. Other fundraising ideas include Walk- A -Thons, Spirit Days, Pajama Days, etc.

Please send contributions to “Connecticut PTSA Sandy Hook Fund” by February 14, 2012.

Ongoing Fundraising Efforts
Donations are being accepted indefinitely to the: “Connecticut PTSA Sandy Hook Fund” to support the ongoing needs of the Sandy Hook Community. Send checks to “Connecticut PTSA, 60 Connolly Parkway, Building 12, Suite 103, Hamden, CT 06514.

Mail snowflakes or donations to: Connecticut PTSA, 60 Connolly Parkway, Building 12, Suite 103, Hamden, CT 06514. Phone: 203-281-6617

For questions or to reach anyone at Sandy Hook PTA, please email us at sandyhook@ctpta.org. The Newtown community has requested monetary contributions, but we do know there may be service and product donations that will be offered. For service or product inquiries, please contact newtownboe@gmail.com

Picture of Paper Snowflakes for Sandy Hook Elementary School
They are no longer collecting snowflakes. They got a semi truck full and the kids will be starting back to school on Monday! Thanks to all of those who contributed to this worthy cause.
blakhachib1 year ago
GOOD ONE
ahogan41 year ago
I started making a 3D snowflake. My husband and I made Doctor Who themed snowflakes too. Is there a site we can share our pictures with the Newtown community?
Post pictures of the Winter Wonderland online!
Lisa19771 year ago
I have a 7, 10 and 12 year old whose indoor project this weekend will be making paper snowflakes. This means so much to us to be able to give the children of Sandy Hook Elementary support and encouragement after such a tremendous tragedy
Me and 5 my siblings are going to send the children snowflakes. 3 of my siblings are in elementary school right now so this means a lot to me. I would hate it if my siblings were stolen from me. make sure to have the Connecticut PTSA send us pics of the winter wonderland!!!!
TN7771 year ago
I am going to try to send one for every victim.
Good timing; you've used my Instructable cover photo for this article...and last night I held a workshop at our local library to make snowflakes to send to CT. It was last minute planning, but we still had over 50 people (lots of kids!) attend, and made 159 snowflakes to send. This afternoon I'll also go to the local Boys & Girls Club to make even more!
I'm getting the office involved. I had this vision of the kids coming back to school and there being a blizzard of snowflakes hanging from the ceiling, covering the walls, the windows, the doors - making their return something wonderful, rather than something scary; showing them that the world is filled with people who love rather than those who hate and fear.
fretted1 year ago
May God bless you all you guys rock !
themoose641 year ago
This is a great idea. Lets get to work!
Let's get cutting!
marlenek1 year ago
I've been trying to verify this since I heard about it .. this works for me .. I will continue on to cutting out my snowflakes!
taransa1 year ago
Thank you so much for sharing this! I hadn't heard about it yet.