After the shooting last week at Sandy Hook Elementary School, most of us have been left wondering what we can do to help. Many are sending letters of condolence to the families afflicted by the tragedy. A mom I know is driving down to Newtown this week to deliver meals she and friends prepared. A number of memorial funds have been established.
Later this month, Southborough residents will have the chance to make a small difference in the lives of the children who survived the massacre through the simple act of making snowflakes.
When Sandy Hook Elementary students return to school, they will do so in a formerly closed middle school in neighboring Monroe. The Connecticut PTSA wants to turn the school into a winter wonderland for the students by hanging paper snowflakes throughout the building, and they’re asking for help making the decorations.
The Southborough Library, with the help of Southborough mom Lanting Huang-Truong, will host two snowflake-making days, one on Saturday, December 29 and another on Saturday, January 5. Members of the community are invited to stop by between 10:30 am and 12:30 pm on either day to make snowflakes large and small to be sent to the Connecticut PTSA.
If you can’t make it to the library on those days, you can still help by dropping off snowflakes at the library before January 8, 2013.
(Photo posted to Flickr by Emily Carlin)