As parents to young children, and residents of Connecticut my husband and I have been grappling with how to process the tragedy at Sandy Hook. We, like so many others, feel compelled to help in some way.
We own a pin back button shop in Branford, CT. We produce hundreds of thousands of buttons every year, many of which are memorial buttons. We have already received requests from people around the country looking to make Sandy Hook memorial buttons. However, we would prefer to donate directly.
We would like to encourage the children of the area to submit button designs. We would then produce, and hopefully, with the help of a local group, office, or organization distribute the buttons through out the community. We can initially commit to donating 10,000 buttons to the town. We wish we could do more, but as a small business our resources are finite.
Furthermore, if any family members of the victims would like memorial buttons created we would be happy to design and produce them for you in time for the services free of charge.
If anyone would like to collaborate with us on creating a national or statewide fundraiser we would be happy to assist in any capacity that we can. However, we would prefer that our donation be a gift to the citizens of Newtown.
Please feel free to contact us at (203) 433-4578, or toll free at 1-800-564-2924. We can be reached via email at email@example.com.