Last week, we dropped by my friend Dre’s art studio, JAM (Junior Art + Music) in Sono. I love this place! I wish I could camp out there and just make art night and day. Dre opened up her studio on Friday to anyone who wanted to come in and make hands, hearts and snowflakes for our neighbors in Newtown. We’ve all been affected by this awful tragedy and everyone wants to help. The Sandy Hook Elementary School has been moved to Monroe, a town about 8 miles away. Hundreds of volunteers have been working around the clock to make their new school (a former middle school not in use) look as much like their old school as possible.
There are three organizations who are gathering art for the walls and halls of the new school. These decorations are such a simple way to help. There are some deadlines so read below for details:
The Helping Hands Project: Collecting handprints to be displayed on and around the new school site. Visit the website for more details. Deadline for hands is this Friday, December 28th.
Hearts for Newtown: Hearts will be displayed by merchants in their stores and restaurants, and also the library. Visit their Facebook page for more details. Deadline for hearts is January 7th.
Snowflakes for Newtown: Run by the Connecticut PTSA, the snowflakes will be collected and hung in the hallways to look like a wintry wonderland. Visit their Facebook page for more details. Deadline for snowflakes is January 12th.
The greatest gift that we can give is of our time and kindness. We may think it’s not that much, but it means a lot to those people who need comfort.
Peace, love, and thank you!
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