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Get Your 'We Are Newtown' Bumper Stickers

Sandy Hook resident Sam Mihailoff is donating all money raised through the sale of the bumper stickers for a memorial in honor of the 20 children who were killed on Dec. 14, 2012.

Updated Jan. 4:

Sandy Hook resident Sam Mihailoff is setting up shop again at the Exit 11 commuter lot, to offer folks the opportunity to purchase the "We Are Newtown" bumper stickers.

He'll be there on Saturday, Jan. 5, from 10 a.m. to noon. It's Exit 11 off I-84 -- Mile Hill Road in Newtown, near the intersection with Route 34.

The following is an earlier post:

Sandy Hook resident Sam Mihailoff is ushering in the New Year by helping to raise funds for a memorial to the students and teachers who were killed at Sandy Hook School on Dec. 14.

Sam will be setting up in the commuter lot off Exit 11 on I-84 (on Mile Hill Road near the intersection with Route 34) from 10 a.m. to noon on Jan. 1, selling the "We Are Newtown" bumper stickers.

The minimum donation is $10. More information on how to purchase them is below.

Update on Dec. 28

Sam Mihailoff will once again be stationed off exit 11 (Mile Hill Road in Newtown) accepting donations in exchange for the green "We Are Newtown" bumper stickers. He'll be there between 10 a.m. and noon on Saturday, Dec. 29.

The minimum donation for each bumper sticker is $10.

The bumper stickers will also be available at the following locations in Newtown:

  • Amaral Motors, Main Street
  • Glen Road Garage, Glen Road

More local spots to obtain the bumper stickers will be posted as soon as permission is obtained and confirmed with owner/management, Sam says.

Payment Options

If using a check, make it payable to "WE ARE NEWTOWN (all capital letters).

For our cyber friends, Sam says, you may use PayPal smshct@charter.net; minimum donation of $13 each to cover paypal charges, packing and and postage.

Checks should be made payable to "WE ARE NEWTOWN" (all capital letters), minimum donation of $13 each (added cost to cover shipping) and mailed to: Sam Mihailoff PO Box 244 Sandy Hook, CT 06482

You can reach Sam at smshct@charter.net and 203-426-0315.

Update as of 5 a.m. on Dec. 25:

The green "We Are Newtown" bumper stickers will be available for purchase today, Dec. 25, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. off exit 11 on Interstate 84 (Mile Hill Road near the intersection of Route 34).

Where exactly off the exit, you may be asking yourself. Organizers say: "Look for a rusty old Blue and White Bronco, with the bumper sticker that reads: 'WE ARE NEWTOWN.'"

The original report follows:

Sandy Hook resident Sam Mihailoff wants to help the victims of the school shooting. Here's what he came up with, in his own words:

Riveted to the ever changing news reports, I exude a feeling of severe loss, yet I am not a parent. I may have met those lost cherubs from afar as they rode by on the school bus is all.

Statements like “We shall ever be defined by this event” go beyond annoyance. Saturday’s stern message to the press by our superior First Selectman, leader, mentor and mother Patricia Llodra, planted a thought in my pea brain.

Eventually, the satellite trucks shall drive away, down I-84 and President Obama’s “well publicized” visit shall be yet another footnote to the violence of today’s society.

Newtown has changed greatly during my thirty-three year residency, however we ALL have certain desires, hopes and dreams still. The parents of those twenty angels had dreams ripped from their loving arms on Friday morning forever. The staff of Sandy Hook School who braved flesh against bullets demonstrated the true core of teacher dedication.     

After 9/11 folks drove around with American Flags unfurled but ceased once it became unfashionable. Will we do the same? Will we drift back to the petty squabbling of politics? I hope not.

Now, we all want to do something, donate, bake, something...anything.

The words of Jaime Parker have set my thoughts into action. I have made a direct donation to the Emilie Parker Fund, and will do so for the remaining fallen nineteen lovely, innocent victims.

Beyond that, I have just ordered a bunch of bumper stickers (3” X 6”) which through various locations in and about town shall be sold ($10.00) or from me personally; for the eventual memorial that shall be erected at a later date. For anyone in other states who might be desirous of helping, $13.00 which covers PayPal fees and postage.

I am not making a blessed dime on this endeavor. My fee shall be a tear and a thank-you. Yes, we shall learn to walk again!!!  

Sam Mihailoff
54 Lakeview Terrace PO Box 244
Sandy Hook, CT 06482

[Editor's note: The publication date on this article was changed for layout purposes.]

Rev. Dr, Denis O'Callaghan December 19, 2012 at 12:13 PM
There are 20 less angels on earth tonight... The streets of heaven are too crowded with angels tonight. They're our students and our teachers and our parents and our friends. The streets of heaven are too crowded with angels, but every time we think we have measured our capacity to meet a challenge, we look up and we're reminded that that capacity may well be limitless We add our prayers to all of yours for the 20 angels we lost
Sam Mihailoff December 19, 2012 at 12:16 PM
Fall on your knees, O hear the angel voices!
john cody December 21, 2012 at 10:36 PM
Mark let me know when they arrive Ill take 20. John Cody Garner CI Newtown CT We are with you everyday everynight God Bless
john cody December 21, 2012 at 10:37 PM
Sorry SAM
Gary Jeanfaivre (Editor) December 25, 2012 at 01:28 PM
It reads... "We Are Newtown" !! Thanks for the update, Sam. Merry Christmas.
electric123 December 26, 2012 at 12:39 AM
I want to thank all you' all for being strong as a community as you have the nation and world's attention, I was born in Bridgeport, CT but reside in Atlanta, Georgia due to health reasons and my uncle was a former federal prosecutor in Newtown,CT as we mourn and pray with you for healing, there is a former Newtown resident here in Atlanta that immediately started the Newtown Pride T-shirt for support of what has happened.
amaral motors December 26, 2012 at 08:02 PM
SORRY FOR ANY EARLIER CONFUSION NOT ALL THE EMPLOYEEES WERE INFORMED. WE DO HAVE THEM AT AMARAL MOTORS 40 SOUTH MAIN ST. NEWTOWN (1 MILE SOUTH OF THE NEWTOWN FLAGPOLE) ON RTE 25.
Sam Mihailoff December 28, 2012 at 01:11 PM
BUMPER STICKERS ARE HERE AND AVAILABLE MINIMUM DONATION IS $10 EACH >>>EXIT 11 Commuter Lot...SATURDAY MORNING DECEMBER 29th... 10-12...I will be there Also available at↓↓↓↓ ***Amaral Motors, Main Street ***GLEN ROAD GARAGE, Glen Road more local spots to obtain the bumper stickers will be posted as soon as permission obtained and confirmed with owner/management PAYMENT OPTIONS: IN PERSON....make check payable to "WE ARE NEWTOWN (all capital letters)...minimum donation is $10 each...if mailing a check the amount is $13.00...packing & shipping costs!!! TO BE MAILED?...you may use paypal "smshct@charter.net or check using a check? payable to "WE ARE NEWTOWN" (all capital letters) minimum donation of $13.00 @ Sam Mihailoff PO Box 244 Sandy Hook, CT 06482 smshct@charter.net (203) 426-0315 Some have inquired “my plan” for the money collected. It is not MY plan...it will be ours. I do have a vision, though...a bronze statue on a granite base of a female teacher holding hands of a little girl and boy. This will be high relief and not generic...one of the teacher victims and two of the children victims will be recognizable and in 200 years the memories and lessons learned from this horrific tragedy will be observable. Thus far, it is pie in the sky...or tacos in space (Noah Pozner)...the reality is dependent on YOU!!!
Sam Mihailoff December 28, 2012 at 01:16 PM
Vito's business has been all but shut down due to its proximity to the school...access can now be made through Cherry Street or Saint John's driveway EVERYONE TO PIZZA VILLA FOR LUNCH ON SATURDAY...12:30 LET'S SHOW SOME LOVE AND SUPPORT
LP December 29, 2012 at 06:00 PM
I'll definitely be looking to purchase a few bumper stickers. One thought: not sure of the idea of specifically recognizing 3 specific victims in the statue. Personally, I like the idea of a generic woman, boy and girl, possibly with the woman with her arms out in a protective-type gesture. All the victim names can be inscribed in base. Just my two cents here... Whatever the result I am sure it will be fitting and beautiful. Thank you, Sam!
Eon Reynolds December 30, 2012 at 12:08 AM
Have a trad session raise a few pound
Sam Mihailoff December 30, 2012 at 05:20 PM
the cure for your hangover visit me.... EXIT 11 COMMUTER LOT JANUARY 1, 2013 10:00 - NOON
Emily Blankschen December 31, 2012 at 01:43 PM
Thanks Sam, I picked them up the other day. God bless you!!!
Suzanne Davenport December 31, 2012 at 05:46 PM
Will be there tomorrow at commuter lot! Need 4 of them please!
Sam Mihailoff January 04, 2013 at 05:18 PM
This is an ongoing effort...I will be at Exit 11 each and every Saturday for the foreseeable future also available locally: AMARAL MOTORS...Newtown GLEN ROAD GARAGE...Sandy Hook ALICE’S FLOWER SHOP...Bethel online through Paypal $13@ smshct@charter.net check $13@ mailed to: Sam Mihailoff PO Box 244 Sandy Hook, CT 06482
yoda January 05, 2013 at 01:13 AM
Sam my buddie, I am so proud of you!! so glad were friends!
Sam Mihailoff January 05, 2013 at 03:46 AM
please stay on topic
Kelly Anne January 05, 2013 at 04:34 AM
Thanks for your efforts Sam. Could you give us a breakdown on how much of the $10.00 goes for cost and overhead, and how much the charity nets? thanks.
Sam Mihailoff January 05, 2013 at 04:44 AM
cost and overhead??? my time = $00.00 my fuel = $00.00 packing materials = 00.00 printer ink for online order labels = $00.00 tape = $00.00 postage = @2.00 cost on stickers themselves = @ $1.689 apiece name (WE ARE NEWTOWN) isregistered with Town Clerk and has been notorized...funds are in an interest bearing savings account I put my entire identity out there...name address phone number and email address my name is "Sam" and NOT "Scam" anything else???
Kelly Anne January 05, 2013 at 04:49 AM
thanks, you're The Man, Sam. No innuendo was intended.
Richard Hooker January 05, 2013 at 01:27 PM
Sam, forgive me, but a lot of people are very wary about scams out there. You should not get upset with them..you must understand people who do not live in this town and know who you are are very mistrustful in light of the various people that have tried to hurt our locals who live in the hook by misleading and victimizing people. Showing anger towards people who are just reassuring what the cause is, will not further the cause. You must show compassion and understanding, and love. Why? Because We are Newtown
Sam Mihailoff January 05, 2013 at 07:50 PM
Richard Whomever: I was neither upset nor showed anger...I directly answered the question the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth
Richard Hooker January 05, 2013 at 09:33 PM
Your comment was very abrasive. Easily misinterpreted.
Richard Hooker January 05, 2013 at 09:54 PM
wow, for someone who is supposed to be so supportive, your attitude is definitely lacking. I understand what you are going through, but lashing out at people is not the way to heal and help.
Sam Mihailoff January 05, 2013 at 09:54 PM
What your first insult was too kind??? "Then I apologize. Your comment is misinterpreted. It was very abrasive." yes, YOU always do misinterpret, don't you GOOD-BYE
Sam Mihailoff January 05, 2013 at 10:12 PM
Thank-you to the many folks who came to Exit 11 today and those around the world...yes, world who have sent donations via paypal and by check...the furthest away is Sao Paolo, Brazil This is an ongoing effort...I will be at Exit 11 each and every Saturday for the foreseeable future also available locally: AMARAL MOTORS...Newtown GLEN ROAD GARAGE...Sandy Hook ALICE’S FLOWER SHOP...Bethel online through Paypal $13@ smshct@charter.net check $13@ mailed to: Sam Mihailoff PO Box 244 Sandy Hook, CT 06482
Sam Mihailoff January 07, 2013 at 05:57 AM
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Sam Mihailoff January 10, 2013 at 02:16 PM
EXIT 11...MY NEW HOME I will be at Exit 11 Saturday 01-12-13 and every Saturday morning for the foreseeable future 10:00 AM - NOON also available locally: $10.00@ AMARAL MOTORS...Newtown GLEN ROAD GARAGE...Sandy Hook ALICE’S FLOWER SHOP...Bethel online through PayPal $13.00@ smshct@charter.net check $13.00@ mailed to: Sam Mihailoff PO Box 244 Sandy Hook, CT 06482
Sam Mihailoff January 25, 2013 at 04:00 PM
EXIT 11 COMMUTER LOT SATURDAY 01-26-12 10 am - NOON
Newtown Parent and Volunteer January 25, 2013 at 04:33 PM
Thank you for doing this - you are good man!!

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