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Unique Spirit Tree Pendant Honors Sandy Hook Victims

Unique pendant to honor the 26 victims of the Sandy Hook School massacre features a mighty oak tree with each victims names as the leaves. All proceeds to the United Way of Newtown.

I designed this unique pendant to honor the 26 victims of the Sandy Hook School massacre. After wracking my brain trying to come up with a way to show my support I created this design to remember the victims and to help the families. All proceeds (100%) will be donated to the Sandy Hook School Support Fund through the Western CT United Way.

Taking a basic idea from the Newtown school systems which features a character tree on which core values are built, I based the design on a mighty oak tree with branches.  Each victim's name represents a leaf on the tree. The pendant also features the name of the town and the date.

The pendant is unisex and is available in nickel or gold plated for the same price of $20.00. We are hoping to raise at least $2000 for this cause and will keep a  running record on the front page of this web site. The pendant is also available with an additional charm either a heart or a mini dog tag style charm with the choice of the Japanese Kanji symbol for either hope or strength or a childs tiny hand print.

On the morning of December 14th I sat at an automotive repair shop waiting room, watching the news, with 5 strangers crying and trying to comfort one another. My niece and nephew who go to school in Bethel, CT were in lockdown. They were able to text me on and off throughout the day. The sense of helplessness was overwhelming. I can only imagine what the families were feeling and continue to experience.

I only hope that this "Spirit Tree" will help to keep the spirit of all these lives alive in all our hearts. The pictures do not do this piece justice. You can purchase the pendant here http://www.simplyremembered.com/index.php/jewelry/photo-engraved/spirit-tree-pendant-detail

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Wendy Drennan January 04, 2013 at 01:01 AM
If there is anyone who cannot afford this pendant but would like one and would like to make a smaller donation please contact us through the website and we will try to make this happen for you. Thank you all for continuing to care!
rachel nassra January 04, 2013 at 02:11 PM
What a beautiful piece you have created.
Odd Jobs and Such January 04, 2013 at 04:45 PM
We were experiencing technical difficulties with the web site this morning. It has been resolved. I apologize for any inconvenience.
Cathy January 05, 2013 at 12:17 AM
These are beautiful!
Marianne Foreman January 05, 2013 at 06:33 PM
Thank you for creating those! They are very beautiful and I ordered one last night.
pam ghaster January 06, 2013 at 02:03 PM
Just beautiful....I just ordered.
John K Massaro January 11, 2013 at 02:26 AM
Absolutely gorgeous. I will be ordering one of these myself...
Marianne Foreman January 13, 2013 at 12:56 AM
Hi Wendy. I received my pendant today and it is beautiful! Thank you so much.
Odd Jobs and Such January 13, 2013 at 02:42 AM
@Marianne. Thank you. I am so happy that you are pleased! I did get a little overwhelmed as I did not have enough stock in house to cover all the orders initially. Because of that shipping was a little slow. I apologize for that. We hope to make the donation to United Way at the end of this month. I would love to raise $2000 we are about 1/4 of the way there. Thank you for your support!!!!!
Marianne Foreman January 13, 2013 at 07:44 AM
No worries at all on the shipping. I did not think it was slow at all. I ordered it on the 4th, I have it in less than 10 days and I am in California. I am glad to hear that your initial orders were more than what you had stock for. In this case, that is a good thing! I wish you much success on reaching and exceeding your goal!!
Odd Jobs and Such February 13, 2013 at 09:57 PM
Tomorrow is Valentine's Day but also marks 2 months since the shooting. We have raised a little over $700 for the families and first responders. Do you know someone who would like a pendant? Proceeds go to the Newtown United Way Fund.
Odd Jobs and Such March 29, 2013 at 11:07 PM
For this weekend only we are donating the proceeds of this pendant to the Barth Family Fire Fund. The Barth family's 7 year old was in Kaitlin Roig's first grade class during the shooting. Ms Roig hid all the children in a bathroom and they survived. One of their other children also attends Sandy Hook Elementary. Last Wed the Barth's home caught fire and burned to the ground killing the family dog and leaving them homeless. Anyone who would like to help this family can find more info on our site.
Odd Jobs and Such May 28, 2013 at 09:19 PM
We have Boston Strong bracelets now with 10% going to the Boston One Fund. These are leather and antiqued pewter very nice.
Odd Jobs and Such November 16, 2013 at 08:05 PM
The designers of the Sandy Hook Spirit Tree pendant are hoping that on this tragic anniversary people will put a little pressure on their elected officials to “do the right thing”. Stop cutting funding to mental health programs and back gun control legislature. They are asking people to send a Spirit Tree pendant to their elected officials.” Do not let them forget these 26 innocent victims”. The Spirit Tree has the names of all 26 victims engraved as leaves of a mighty oak. If you are interested in sending a message to your congressmen and women Simply Remembered is offering by one pendant get one half price. Proceeds go to the Sandy Hook School Support Fund set up to help both the victim’s families and the first responders. For more info visit http://www.simplyremembered.com/index.php/jewelry/spirit-tree-pendant-detail

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