I LOVE this idea and its something easy, fun and rewarding to to do with your kids over winter break! ANNIE
WASHINGTON -The Newtown community has received hundreds of toys, stuffed animals and books, but the Connecticut PTSA is asking supporters to donate something that doesn't cost more than a few minutes of time to create: paper snowflakes.
The students who attend Sandy Hook Elementary School -- where 20 children and six adults were killed on Dec. 14 -- will return to school in a new building after their winter break.
To help make the new school a welcoming environment, National PTA President Betsy Lander wrote in an email that the PTA is asking for paper snowflakes that volunteers will string throughout the school building.
"Parent volunteers are working to ensure that the students are welcomed back by a winter wonderland with the entire school decorated with as many unique snowflakes as possible," Lander says.
The Connecticut PTSA office has not counted how many snowflakes it has received, but Lander estimates the number is in the hundreds of thousands.
The Connecticut PTSA is accepting snowflakes until Jan. 12. 2012. Snowflakes can be mailed to the following address:
60 Connolly Parkway
Building 12, Suite 103
Hamden, Conn., 06514
The Connecticut PTSA is also seeking monetary donations. Checks can be written to "Connecticut PTSA Sandy Hook Fund," or donations can be made online at www.ctpta.org.