Cookies and Crafts for Sandy Hook #BloggersforSandyHook

Posted by the Mom (aka Kelly Biedny)

Since Friday, I haven’t been online much. We’ve not watched any network TV nor listened to much talk radio.  When I see any news about the events of Friday, I just start to cry–it is beyond sad.  Despite the sadness, I, like others, feel the need to do something; anything to help in some way.  So, we wanted to organize a way for bloggers and people all over the world to show their tribute and unite in support of Newtown, Connecticut and Sandy Hook Elementary School.

On Friday, December 21, 2012, we are going to honor the victims, families, and community of Newtown by doing a post in their honor. Cookies an Crafts for Sandy Hook will be one way we can show support in the aftermath of this unimaginable event.

If you have a blog and what to participate, on Friday, December 21, write a post sharing a cookie or a craft and a tribute to Sandy Hook Elementary School. There is no specific requirement…just do or make something to show your support. Maybe something you would make for, or with, your children.

Please spread the word about this united effort wherever you can. You can use the hashtag #BloggersforSandyHook.

If you don’t have a blog you can still share something for Sandy Hook. Take a picture and post it on your Facebook wall, your Twitter feed. Share on Instagram or your Google+ or wherever you can to unite us in our tribute.

Something people always think about in times like this is how they can help monetarily. After some searching, we found the Newtown Youth and Family Services website. According to their website, Newtown Youth and Family Services, Inc. is a “licensed, non-profit, mental health clinic and youth services bureau dedicated to helping children and families achieve their highest potential. NYFS provides programs, services, activities, counseling, support groups and education throughout the Greater Newtown area.” All donations made to them are going to go back to those affected by the school shooting. You can find their website here.

Many bloggers have Etsy shops or businesses and have expressed a desire to donate some profits from sales on Friday, December 21 to this organization or others to help the victims, their families, and the community. The following is a list of such businesses. If you own a shop and would like to contribute some of your profits on Friday, December 21, please add your link to the list…

 Shops and Businesses Supporting Newtown and Sandy Hook Elementary

We hope you join us coming together as a community, a country, a world this Friday. We can show our support for the victims of this through our words, our prayers, and our support. Thank you.

This event is brought to you by: 
Hezzi-D’s Books and CooksThe Red Headed BakerReal HousemomsCrazy for CrustSomething SwankyLife After LaundryTwo Kids CookingFrugal Foodie MamaThe Doctorate HousewifeHeather’s French PressOperation Dinnertime,Lovely Pantry, What’s Cooking Love?Cupcakes and Kale ChipsOccasionally CraftyPint Sized BakerPineapple and Coconut

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