BLOGPOST: Snowflakes for Sandy Hook

Imagine a hallway lined with countless paper snowflakes. With each design differing, some hang sparking with glitter and sequins; others are adorned with vibrant colors displaying every shade of the rainbow.

This is the scene that Sandy Hook Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) and Connecticut Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) hope to create when Sandy Hook Elementary students return to school at a new building in 2013. Creating a “winter wonderland” will welcome the students to the unfamiliar environment.

I originally heard about the snowflake project from Camp Fire, an organization where I serve as a National Youth Advisory Cabinet member. Since the Newtown, Connecticut shooting on Friday, I have been feeling extremely heavyhearted. I immediately wanted to join the efforts, and you can too.

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