Sandy Hook Relief Fund


This Campaign is fully funded and closed, thanks for your support. The Newtown, CT elementary school shooting is one of the worst school mass murders in U.S. history.  Now is our chance to stand with the community and help them recover.  Funds will go to Newtown Youth and Family Services, a local nonprofit organization offering children and families emotional, psychological and therapeutic support.  RYOT does not take any portion of the donations and for campaigns such as this, we cover all credit card fees. All proceeds go directly to help the community.

Donation receipt from Newtown Youth & Family Services

Donation receipt from Newtown Youth & Family Services

RYOT News Editor-in-Chief Brian Klonoski was in Newtown, Conn., on Sunday, December 23, to meet with members of the community in order to find the most appropriate use for the funds raised. After speaking with a group of residents overseeing a memorial, RYOT has decided to donate the Sandy Hook Relief Fund to Newtown Youth and Family Services. Every penny will go to this community — no hidden fees or expenses. You can read about Brian’s visit and relive the experience through his essay and photo series by clicking here.


Other ways to help:

1. Sign this White House petition to set a date and time to have a conversation about gun policy in the U.S.

2. Visit this website and find out how to contact your district’s Representative and tell them what you want.

3. Click here to send your condolences to the Sandy Hook families who lost a loved one. 

4. Join the grassroots campaign 20 CHILDREN dedicated to ending gun violence by fighting for common sense solutions.

5. Send paper snowflakes to Sandy Hook. Here are some tips from Martha Stewart on how to make them.

Mail to the Connecticut PTSA, 60 Connolly Parkway, Building 12, Suite 103; Hamden, CT 06514.

6. Save The Children Has Posted 10 Tips For Helping Children Cope With This Crisis.

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