How You Can Help the community of Newtown and the victims of Sandy Hook

The tragic events that occurred in Newtown, Connecticut has left millions of people across the country and the world wondering what they can do to help the community and the victims of the senseless act that took the lives of 26 people, including 20 innocent children. While nothing can bring back what has been lost there are some organizations that need funds to help the victims. 

Below, via Mashable and The Huffington Post, is a list of nationally recognized charities that are helping with Sandy Hook as well as some online campaigns that have sprung up, some of those campaigns are designed to raise funds to get, "security systems in place in all U.S. schools, including pass-key systems with cameras."; while some are set up for the victims familes to go towards the cost of funerals and time off of work. 

Here are five online campaigns via Mashable

Bwlow is a list copiled by Eleanor Goldberg from The Huffington Post, the list continues to grow so make sure to head over to HuffPo to see the latest. 

  • Sandy Hook School Support Fund

    United Way, a global nonprofit that works to improve families and individuals’ education, income stability and health, has set up the Sandy Hook School Support Fund through its Western Connecticut chapter. The fund will provide support services to the families that have been affected by the mass shooting. Donations can be mailed to: Sandy Hook School Support Fund c/o Newtown Savings Bank 39 Main Street, Newtown CT 06470 or submitted online here.

  • Danbury Hospital

    Danbury hospital has partnered with other local counseling and mental health agencies within the community and is providing crisis intervention services 24 hours a day, seven days a weekFind out how you can contribute here.

  • Friends of the Engel Family Fund

    Olivia Engel, 6, was shot and killed during the tragic Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. To help the family of the little girl who longtime family friend, Dan Merton, said "had perfect manners" and was the "teacher's pet, the line leader," supporters have set up the Friends of the Engel Family Fund. Find out how you can donate here.

  • Sandy Hook Elementary School Victims Relief Fund

    A former Sandy Hook student has set up the Sandy Hook Elementary School Victims Relief Fund in conjunction with Crowdrise, to raise funds for the victims, families and others affected by the tragic shooting. Donations will be directed to the Sandy Hook PTSA, according to the fundraising site. Find out how you can get involved here.

  • Newtown Memorial Fund

    The Newtown Memorial Fund aims to help victims’ families pay for funeral costs, set up a community-wide memorial and a college scholarship fund for the students of the Newtown Public Schools. Find out how you can get involved here. 

  • Emilie Parker Memorial Fund

    Emilie Parker, 6, was one of 26 victims killed on Friday in the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. To support Emilie’s parents, Robbie and Alissa, in paying for medical expenses, arranging for a funeral in Utah and taking off from work to spend time with family, friends and relatives have set up the Emilie Parker Memorial FundTo donate via PayPal, use the email

  • Newtown Youth and Family Services 

    Newtown Youth & Family Services, Inc., a nonprofit mental health clinic, will be open Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for emergency counseling for families, community members or staff involved in the Sandy Hook Elementary school tragedy. All donations made to the organization will benefit those affected. Find out how you can help here.

  • Newtown Parent Connection

    The Newtown Parent Connection, a nonprofit that addresses issues of substance abuse, also offers bereavement group counseling on the first Wednesday of every month. The organization told The Huffington Post that it’s going to try to bring in additional counselors to accommodate the needs of those affected by the Sandy Hook shooting. Find out how you can help here.

    Project Linus

    Project Linus, a nonprofit that brings comfort to children in crisis, has arranged to send more than 700 warm, cozy handmade blankets to children affected by this latest shooting, according to an email sent to The Huffington Post. Find out how you can get involved here.

  • The American Red Cross

    The American Red Cross of Connecticut provided more than 50 units of blood platelets and plasma to the Danbury Hospital, where some of the victims were transported, spokesperson Melanie Pipkin told the Huffington Post. The aid organization has also distributed food and water to first responders and is setting up a family reception center that will provide initial grief counseling. The aid organization is not seeking blood donations at this time and is asking supporters to reach out to the Sandy Hook School Support FundFind out how you can get involved here.

  • Support Family of Noah Pozner

    Family members remember Noah Pozner, 6, -- one of 26 victims killed on Friday -- as “just a really lively, smart kid." According to a Facebook page set up in Noah’s memory, supporters can send letters of support to a friend who will deliver them to the family later this week. Cards can be mailed to: Friends of Maddie 1534 North Moorpark Road Suite 284 Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

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