How to Help Families Affected by Newtown, CT School Shooting

People all over the world want to know how to help Sandy Hook residents following Friday's horrifying mass shooting.

In the wake of the unimaginable tragedy at Sandy Hook School Friday people from all over the world—in Connecticut, California, Canada and much farther away in Australia and India—sent an outpouring of support and want to know how they can help.

If you want to be notified via email of ways to provide comfort and support during this difficult time, please post in the comments section: "I want to help."

Patch will continue to update this article with ways to help—posting updates to the story as well as in the comments thread, triggering an email notification to commenters—and if you know of an organization or fundraiser providing assistance, let us know in the comments section, too.

Already the United Way of Western Connecticut, in partnership with Newtown Savings Bank, created the Sandy Hook School Support Fund to help provide support services to the families and community that are affected.

Check donations may be mailed to: 

Sandy Hook School Support Fund
c/o Newtown Savings Bank
39 Main Street, Newtown CT  06470

If you have questions on the fund, you may call 800-461-0672.


A former Sandy Hook Elementary School student named Ryan Kraft, also a longtime neighbor of the Lanza family, posted a Local Voices blog on Newtown Patch saying he set up a fund to help heal his community.

The link to the fund site is here—crowdrise.com/SHSRelief—and according to Kraft, all monies are directed toward the school's PTSA organization.

The funds are directed to the school's PTSA organization. Please help in any way you can.

Here is the link to the fund site: 


The funds are directed to the school's PTSA organization. Please help in any way you can. 

Helpful Links


More links to Newtown Patch’s coverage here:

  • Reaction: Sandy Hook School Shooting
  • Police Raid Sandy Hook Home Hours After Shooting
  • [PHOTOS] Newtown School Shooting


David Deptola December 18, 2012 at 12:31 PM
God be with all the families that have lost so much in this selfish, unexplainable tragedy. You are all in my prayers and I love each and every one of lost children and adults lost in this. God be with you all. Dave..Mathews co. Virginia
Heather Fleming December 18, 2012 at 02:18 PM
Here is a link for donations in Northern Nevada... The pain is felt around the country, are thoughts are with you. http://www.mynews4.com/mostpopular/story/Conecticut-school-shooting/1CqR01KE5kqasgcKnm6VSw.cspx -Heather F. Reno, NV
Jennifer Good December 19, 2012 at 02:31 AM
I would like to help. Please keep me updated. Jennifer Good
Barbara Peralta December 22, 2012 at 02:02 AM
I Want To Help!!! Please Keep Me Updated... Barbara Peralta


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