600 Scarves for Sandy Hook

Local merchants needed to help sell scarves!

Many of you have read the article about the drive for knitters to knit 600 scarves for the students and staff of Sandy Hook School. This initiative which started out as a simple plan to "do something" has swelled into a world-wide project! As of today, December 26, there will be contributions from almost all 50 states, as well as, many countries arouns the world! The outpouring of participation has been tremendous! Even school children are getting into the act.

The dilemma that we may be faced with, is that we may be getting many more than 600 scarves! We are asking local merchants if any of you would like to  help sell these extra scarves to raise money for the families - please email me! Thank you!

Catherine Larson


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Andrea dion December 26, 2012 at 06:59 PM
It is hard to tell, I would like to make a few.
Stephanie December 26, 2012 at 07:14 PM
I would love to buy one when they are available.
Catherine Larson December 26, 2012 at 07:29 PM
The colors are white and green - Sandy Hook school colors. Since the scarves are being made by people all over the country and world - each will be individual and unique.
Janet Flood December 27, 2012 at 12:51 PM
I have started making green and white scarves but I also have lots of other colors of yarn. If you are going to sell them, would you like other colors also?
Catherine Larson December 27, 2012 at 01:56 PM
Thank you for your offer. We are sticking with green & white and knitted scarf. We have had offers for other product types - but this did start as a gift to the school children and has snowballed!
Jeanne Malgioglio December 27, 2012 at 02:51 PM
Scarves can be mailed to Scarves for Sandy Hook, 500 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe, CT 06468 or dropped off at one of the following sites: Edith Wheeler Memorial Library, St Jude (currently in the parish office), Salon Sanctuary and Day Spa, and Patience Pediatrics. You can also drop it off at Jensen's Tires and St Theresa's, both in Trumbull. Thank you so much!
Elin Hayes December 27, 2012 at 06:33 PM
I am a Newtown resident and can handle the logistics of the overflow if you'd like to sell them to raise money for the Sandy Hook United Way fund. I know of a local Girl Scout troop who will sell them and donate the $$. Let me know. Elin Hayes: hayestj@aol.com
Catherine Larson December 27, 2012 at 07:17 PM
Thank you Elin. I will add you to the list!
swimmom December 28, 2012 at 02:46 AM
I would love to buy a scarf. My email is meghanfinn9@aol.com Thanks!!
Catherine Larson December 28, 2012 at 04:35 AM
I will add your name too!
Jeanne Malgioglio December 28, 2012 at 09:24 PM
Monroe Pack and Ship has graciously donated a mailbox for us to use. That is the 500 Monroe Turnpike address I have been giving out. The owner asked me to have everyone put the PO box number on the mailing address to make it easier for the mail carriers. Here is the new address: Scarves for Sandy Hook, Box 369, 500 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe, CT 06468
Catherine Larson December 29, 2012 at 02:38 AM
Catmommie - these are not prayer shawls. This started from a teacher and mom in another town wanting to do something. There is a link in the article to the story. These scarves will be going to the students and staff of Sandy Hook. In addition we will be giving them to first responders. We will also be asking the other elementary schools about distributing to those students. The response has been wonderful. Knitters from all over the US and many other countries have responded. We will only be selling scarves if we receive more than is needed for the staff and children.
Sandy Schill December 29, 2012 at 02:48 AM
If you have prayer shawls that you would like to donate to the teachers, staff, and students of Sandy Hook School, please send them to St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 175 old Tannery Road, Monroe, CT 06468. I would also like to have enough to donate to the first responders. Thanks
Catherine Larson December 29, 2012 at 02:53 AM
Sandy - we are not making prayer shawls.
Joan Helle-Fasolo December 30, 2012 at 12:42 AM
Hello Catherine ~ is it too late to send scarves and if not, can they be designed in green and white and can they be crocheted or knit only? Thank you.
Jeanne Malgioglio December 30, 2012 at 12:58 AM
As of 12/29, our current count of completed scarves is 72. We are collecting scarves through 1/15. Scarves should be green and white and either knitted or crocheted. Thank you.
Joan Helle-Fasolo December 30, 2012 at 01:10 AM
Thank you Jeanne. I'm so happy to have something to contribute. :)
Catherine Larson December 30, 2012 at 01:56 AM
Thank you Joan!
jim laguardia December 30, 2012 at 05:45 PM
Catmommie I really don't agree with you..... feel free to start a worldwide movement of people making scarves while raising children and holding down a career, then you can decide what to do with the extra scarves.
Amy H December 30, 2012 at 09:57 PM
Sandy, I started knitting a prayer shawl before Christmas with the Newtown community in my thoughts. I found your comment through a Google search for ways to donate. Although it does not pertain to the scarf drive, THANK YOU for posting the mailing information for shawls.
Four Jacks January 07, 2013 at 12:02 PM
I'm sending two this week, a large for an adult and a matching one for a child.
Waynne Carr January 07, 2013 at 02:17 PM
I am honored to be a part of donating scarves. It seems as though I was I was saying prayers for these children and their families, all the while I was knitting. I hope they bring warmth and comfort to those who will wear them. Thank you to those who are organizing this collection of donations.
Waynne Carr January 07, 2013 at 02:18 PM
I would love to know the current count now that we are closer to the due date.
Jeanne Malgioglio January 07, 2013 at 02:21 PM
Thank you so much for helping. Our current total is 363!
Sandy Hook Arts Center January 09, 2013 at 03:00 PM
Hi Jeanne, some NHS alumni class of '87 are opening a new healing arts center for children & families in Sandy Hook center. We would love to sell your scarves in our new space. We have partnered with 3 major arts organizations to bring art,music & pet therapy to the community. Please email us at sandyhookartscenter@gmail.com and check out our Facebook page for more information www.facebook.com/sandyhookartcenterforkids
Jeanne Malgioglio January 09, 2013 at 04:29 PM
Hi, I saw your post on Monroe Patch too. I will email you this afternoon.
Jessie gustaitis January 10, 2013 at 06:54 PM
Did you contact everything newtown? To sell... I would love one...and to give some to my friend who lost her daughter, along with her family. Let me know how...thanx jessiegilman@yahoo.com
Joann M January 14, 2013 at 12:08 PM
Can the scarves still be dropped off? Just finished . If so where?
Jeanne Malgioglio January 14, 2013 at 12:38 PM
Thank you so much. You can drop the scarves off at the Edith Wheeler Library in Monroe,St Jude parish office, Patience Pediatrics or Salon Sanctuary Day Spa all in Monroe, or St Theresa's school or Jensen Tires in Trumbull. Current count is 1401!
Joann M January 14, 2013 at 01:44 PM
Thank you


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