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Council Rock Students to Spread Love From Newtown to Newtown

The Council Rock North Executive Board is organizing a teddy bear and stuffed animal drive for the children of Newtown, CT.

Council Rock North’s Student Executive Board is asking for the community’s help in its effort to reach out to residents Newtown, CT in the wake of Friday’s school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

The Council Rock North Executive Board is organizing a teddy bear and stuffed animal drive for the children of Newtown, CT.  "We have one goal: spread the love from Newtown to Newtown,” said Ricki Abrams, public relations officer for the board, which organizes school-wide efforts to raise money for various charities.

“All week we will be collecting stuffed animals and of course, we are accepting donations,” Abrams said.  “We want to show that we are here, as a community, to help others in their time of need."

If you would like to donate money, checks can be made out to "Sandy Hook School Support Fund."

Currently, Newtown Middle School is working with Council Rock North on the project but the executive board hopes the whole community will get involved.

If anyone is interested in making a donation to this fund, donations will be accepted at Council Rock North and Newtown Middle School all week. There will be donation box for stuffed animals and teddy bears and a donation jar for money/checks in the front lobby of the two schools. 

An earlier version of this story said Newtown Elementary School would be involved in the project. That school is not presently involved, the prinical said.

Theresa December 19, 2012 at 03:21 AM
Why not Mr King?
Eleanor Casey December 19, 2012 at 04:16 AM
It was reported on CNN that they have already received many donations of Teddy Bears and other stuffed animals. You may want to donate something else at this time.
Manuel Serrano December 19, 2012 at 07:53 AM
I am a Service Officer for Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Post 1944, City of Industry, Ca, 91745. Our members support all of your community of family, friends, first responders and ALL who are saddened by the loss of children and all educators. We, veterans of war, have seen horrific violence and, to some extent, understand your grief. We pray, and know, that all will eventually get through this madness. Be patient with yourselves. Your children will always be with you. Love yourselves and one another. That bond of love will keep you together. Forgive yourselves and that person who took away your loved ones. Your children are with God. Anger is appropriate and so is compassion. With love and compassion The comrades of VFW Post 1944

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