Did you tell your children about the tragedy in Connecticut?
The first thing I did when I read about the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut was weep. The second thing I did was tell myself that I would never let my children, ages 3 and 8, know that something so horrific had happened in the world that they live in. It would be easy for me to shield them from it. We don't have cable and we never watch the news with them in the room. My 8-year-old is very sensitive and we shield him from the many horrors of the world, regardless. I didn't want something so terrifying to even enter his consciousness. The fact the the tragedy happened on Friday gave me the weekend to ruminate on whether or not we should share the news with our sweet boy. It started to sink in that children at his …
A list of the charities chosen by the families of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Elissa Bass
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Newtown began saying goodbye Monday to the victims of the Dec. 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, a long and sad process of obituaries, wakes and funerals expected to last throughout the week. As we read these final farewells, we are moved to help in some way. Below is a list of the charitable contributions identified by some of the victims' families. Charlotte Bacon: Christ the King Lutheran Church, 85 Mt. Pleasant Rd., Newtown, CT 06470. Daniel Barden: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Daniel's name to the Sandy Hook School Support Fund, c/o Newtown Savings Bank, 39 Main Street, Newtown, CT 06470, or checks may be dropped off at any Newtown Savings Bank branch location. To donate online, go to https://newtown.…