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Newtown High School Students Help With Stickers

Two Newtown High School students' idea to raise funds for Sandy Hook has already netted about $13,000.

NEWTOWN, CT -- As soon as they got out from lockdown Friday, Newtown High School students Taylor Varga and Amy Martin wondered what they could do to help.

By Friday night, they had teamed with a family friend to print bumper stickers for Newtown students (see above.) Working with J.R. Shine, who organized the charity Angels of Sandy Hook Elementary, they distributed the stickers to Newtown High School students, then to other schools, then began reaching into the community. They've been to Dunkin Donuts and Caraluzzi's.

"It's been an incredible outreach that this town's had," said Varga. "Everybody's doing something ... We didn't know how big it was going to be at first."

They've had requests from New York and Boston, says Varga, and to date they've raised about $13,000. All money will go to families, says Varga, and will be distributed through Angels of Sandy Hook Elementary.

Stickers are $10 each and can be purchased by writing to Angels of Sandy Hook Elementary at PO Box 3234, Newtown CT, 06470.

Wayne Miles December 20, 2012 at 05:50 PM
Fantastic idea, maybe place on Ebay and let those proceeds go to fight/legislate more/better gun control. All of America has suffered and I would like to purchase the sticker for my vehicle.
anriceman December 20, 2012 at 06:07 PM
I am sorry to hear about the horrible terror. The kids were just growing up, may god bless those who persicute the',amen. However, the elementary schools should have federal officers and police cams at school hours; along with a liability in case of a shooting.
Deborah December 20, 2012 at 06:27 PM
People should donate their time, as the soldiers are doing today, to stand outside schools to protect our children. We don't live in the 50's where innocence still exists; the world today is changed. We need to change. We all need to take part in donating time (instead of watching t.v.) to our children of the future whether we know them or not. What could it hurt? You might even meet some really nice people that you wouldn't have otherwise? God and his angels are watching over the Sandy Hook victims until we all meet again. God Bless them and us as we learn from this tragedy and grow to make a difference.
william balzanna December 20, 2012 at 09:55 PM
where can i get a sticker
Gail December 20, 2012 at 10:22 PM
Here its the address: Angels of Sandy Hook Elementary PO Box 3234 Newtown, CT. 06470
Daniel Paul Albert December 20, 2012 at 10:22 PM
Why are they raising money for people that already have money? Newtown is a very rich community and they don't need anymore money than they already have. How about raise money for people living in poverty. This is why this country is so messed up because all anyone ever cares about is the rich getting richer. I am sorry about the tragedy, but I don't agree with the foundations and the raising money. Most of these people have too much money that they don't even know what to do with it.
Seamus December 20, 2012 at 10:41 PM
Moron, do you even know what the money will be used for? I doubt it. You don't like the charity, well don't give, and just STFU!
Teri Evers Pachuto December 20, 2012 at 11:40 PM
God Bless the innocent little souls of Sandy Hook. God Bless those who gave their lives. God Bless Newtown.
Daniel Paul Albert December 21, 2012 at 12:22 AM
Seamus probably something that they can afford to pay for themselves. How about the poor lady living in the projects working 2 jobs to pay the rent and put food on the table for her family? Her son gets killed and she is forced to pay for his funeral and everything, no one helps her. Its all about racial injustice.
Ali Abdulah December 21, 2012 at 12:30 AM
Why don't you let Newtown citizens do what they feel they need to do?
Mr D. December 21, 2012 at 12:45 AM
Daniel Paul Albert is a troll. Do not give him satisfaction; just ignore him.
Sharyn December 21, 2012 at 01:32 AM
Since you feel so strongly about it, Daniel...why don't YOU go raise money for those in poverty? How about serving lunch to those at the salvation Army soup kitchen? Better yet, how about helping someone on welfare, living in free government housing, collecting food stamps and drawing a welfare check to get a job?
Sharyn December 21, 2012 at 01:33 AM
Thank you, Seamus. Merry Christmas.
Gail Lovorn December 21, 2012 at 01:40 AM
Daniel, this money is going toward therapy for the families as well as other needs. So sad that this is the attitude that some have in a time of tragedy. Our community is one of love and reaching out to help. These families need time to heal...if they need meals, therapy, plane faire/hotel money for relatives from out of town to be with them or even for them to travel for a time of healing to see family...that is what our community WILL provide for them. I agree that it is sad that some go through tragedies alone everyday. I wish that everyone had a community like Newtown to hep them during their darkest times. Don't condemn our community for the lacking of other communities.
Lu Ann December 21, 2012 at 01:45 AM
One big reason they will need money in the future?? To help pay for the mental health treatment that the families will need in the future, due in no small part to the poor reimbursement by insurance companies.
Jon Shwartz December 21, 2012 at 02:04 AM
The United Way has set up a Charitable Fund for the victims, and unlike this well intentioned venture, appears to be a real charity with experience and oversight. If I am giving money to a good cause, I want to make sure I provide it to a charity with experience (to distribute the funds in an optimized way), as well as one with oversight and accountability. Why wouldn't the volunteers for the "Angels" pledge their time for the United Way?
Gail Lovorn December 21, 2012 at 02:15 AM
I saw one comment earlier that it had been a struggle to get United Way NOT to take out a fee for Paypal/credit card donations. That was for someone else, but that may be the reason for the "Angels". There are other charitable funds that have been set up also. Plenty listed earlier in the Newtown Patch.
Daniel Paul Albert December 21, 2012 at 02:46 AM
I am far from a troll, I am stating the facts. I am in no way talking badly about what happened at the school. That was very unfortunate and very sad and I feel very bad for the families that have lost their loved ones. As for mental health maybe if our lovely governor isn't going to cut the funding for mental health in CT then maybe there wouldn't be tragedies like this. The thing is everyone thinks that the world is a perfect place and think that just because people are rich and have money that they are happy. That was not true, the perp lived in a huge multi million dollar house with his mother and he went out and did something like this. People that are well off don't appreciate things as much as people that struggle to live. And I don't have money to help people on welfare, I myself am an unemployed college student trying to make life easier for myself by getting an education. It is fine and dandy if some of these charities are to help with therapy and such, but if someone is living in a 10,000 sqft home with a 4 car garage that houses over $300K worth of cars then I don't think they would need assistance with meals and such. That is my point of discussion. Hate all you want, I see it the way I see it.
Gail Lovorn December 21, 2012 at 04:40 PM
Daniel, the "meals and such" are menial tasks when you have lost a child. You are consumed with just not knowing what to do next...how to go on. I lost a child 8 years ago and still cannot imagine the grief of these parents who lost their children in such a tragic way. How much money or possessions you have do not matter when you lose those you love. Our community is reaching out to help in the ways we can because the healing of their hearts is something we unfortunately cannot to for them. We can stand beside them and offer to help with meals, errands, yard work, etc. while we give their hearts time to heal. Good luck with your studies!
Sloper December 21, 2012 at 05:23 PM
What a great idea and good for these students! The Brady Foundation should take careful note. If they raised awareness with a sticker like this, they could help counter balance the gun lobby's influence in DC. This senseless tragedy cut deeply and broadly. I pray that the families and community can find the strength to move on but also pray that the rest of us don't let our tears dry once the news trucks move on. Regardless of your politics or position, we're better than this and must remind and force ourselves make progress.
Glenda Ledgerwood December 26, 2012 at 06:59 PM
nightbabynurse I live in Edmond Oklahoma and I would like to have a bumper sticker. How can I get One?
Taylor Varga January 03, 2013 at 05:28 PM
Stickers are $10 each and can be purchased by sending a self addresses evelope to Angels of Sandy Hook Elementary at PO Box 3234, Newtown CT, 06470.
Taylor Varga January 03, 2013 at 05:29 PM
Angels of Sandy Hook is a real, non-profit organization that has been featured on several different media platforms, including CNN.

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