Our thoughts and prayers are with Newtown, Connecticut as children and staff take their first step back into their new makeshift school today.
Connecticut PTSA sent out a message requesting help from all of America to aid in comforting the children and staff at Sandy Hook Elementary school. January 4th, 2013 would mark the day when students and staff would re-enter the sterile environment that would represent the new home of their school. This environment would be in a different location than what they were used to. An environment free of what happened on that tragic day of December 14, 2012; A day we will never forget.
Connecticut PTSA sent out a heart felt plea in hopes to provide an arms-wide-open loving feeling for the first entry into a unfamiliar setting into their new school. They asked, for those willing, to send in a simple handmade snowflake with the ultimate goal of creating a breath-taking winter wonderland;Covering the ceilings and walls with the representation of thoughts and prayers held within each loving creation.
A snowflake is one of God’s most fragile creations, but look what they can do when they stick together! ~Author Unknown
Here at FOLK we proudly jumped at the opportunity without hesitation to send in our snowflakes:
PTSA proudly reports ‘Thank you to everyone who has donated snowflakes on behalf of the children of Sandy Hook Elementary School and the community of Newtown. We know that each snowflake represents the emotional outreach of the person making it. We have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of generosity from around not just the country but the world. At this time, we have enough beautiful snowflakes to blanket the community of Newtown. Therefore, with regret we must close the snowflake project to further donations. Please take this idea and your snowflakes and create a winter wonderland of your own in your community as a show of solidarity for our Newtown families. Please share your winter wonderlands with us. We would love to share your pictures with the families of Sandy Hook and all the other participating communities. Also please read the message below from the PTA of the Sandy Hook Elementary School for another wonderful way to help. Thank you for your heartfelt and amazing creations and for all of your magnificent notes and kind wishes for the Newtown community.’
It’s beautiful to see America come together.
Our hearts are with you today and always Newtown, CT.