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Venice Company Raising Money for Connecticut Victims

Website hoping to raise money to cover counseling and funeral costs for Connecticut community.

A Venice crowd-funding company launched a campaign to raise money for families of the Sandy Hook Elementary School victims.

Venice-based When You Wish was founded in February 2001 to give people a platform to solicit online donations. The company is waiving its usual 5 percent fee for any funds raised for the Connecticut victims that will go toward funeral expenses and counseling for surviving children.

For more information on the Sandy Hook shooting in Newtown, Conn., visit Newtown Patch.

Local Sandy Hook parents have also established a fund to support victims’ families called “My Sandy Hook Family Fund.”

The U.S. Postal Service has set up a post office box for the public to send its condolences to Newtown. You can send letters and cards to P.O. Box 3700, Newtown, CT 06470.

For a list of obituaries and charities from the families of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims, click here.

Additionally, people can donate to:

  • Snowflakes for Sandy Hook: Please help the students of Sandy Hook have a winter wonderland at their new school! Get Creative!! No two snowflakes are alike. Make and send snowflakes to Connecticut PTSA, 60 Connolly Parkway, Building 12, Suite 103, Hamden, CT 06514, by January 12, 2013.
  • Coins for Sandy Hook: Students can collect spare change to support their peers at Sandy Hook. Other fundraising ideas include Walk- A -Thons, Spirit Days, Pajama Days, etc. Please send contributions to “Connecticut PTSA Sandy Hook Fund” by February 14, 2012.
  • Ongoing Fundraising Efforts: Donations are being accepted indefinitely to the: “Connecticut PTSA Sandy Hook Fund” to support the ongoing needs of the Sandy Hook Community. Send checks to “Connecticut PTSA, 60 Connolly Parkway, Building 12, Suite 103, Hamden, CT 06514.

 

Mail snowflakes or donations to: Connecticut PTSA, 60 Connolly Parkway, Building 12, Suite 103, Hamden, CT 06514. Phone: 203-281-6617

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