Wednesday, January 23, 2013

A Fundraiser and Giveaway for Sandy Hook

As many of you know, on December 14th, 2012, 26 innocent children and teachers lost their lives in the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.  This unspeakable event has touched so many lives from the victims families to anyone who can sympathize with this tragedy.  A group of wonderful bloggers, nail polish creators, accessory creators and others have come together to try to show the community of Newtown, CT that there is still good in the world.  We wanted to find a way to encourage donations to the charities that the families of the victims have requested.

Over 25 wonderful people and business have donated items and even created special memorial items in honor of the 26 people who were killed that day in order for us to have a fundraising giveaway!  There will be FIVE winners, each getting an identical prize pack!  These generous and wonderful people have all taken the time, energy and money to create these items below (a list of each person and their donation is at the bottom of this post).  Also please note that there are more donations pouring in and I will add them as I receive them!


In order to enter, first fill out your email address on the Rafflecopter form below.  Then please put in the amount that you are donating to any of the charities below of your choice.  Then, I ask that you please send proof of donation to .  You will receive 1 entry per every $1 donated.  You can send a screenshot or forward your receipt if you donate via an online service, or if you are sending a check, please send a picture (with any information you feel appropriate blacked out.)  A spreadsheet will be created in which each person receives 1 entry per $1 received.  At the end of the giveaway, we will choose one winner from Rafflecopter and the other 4 from the spreadsheet using .  Here is a list of the charities and the ones the family members have asked for:
Sandy Hook School Support Fund - Donate online HERE
Victoria Soto (one of the teachers who now has a scholarship fund)- Donate online HERE
Anne Marie Murphy (a teacher - all donations go to Autism Speaks) - Donate online HERE
Rachel D'Avino Memorial Fund to help teachers - Donate online HERE
Olivia Engel (loved animals & donations to Newtown Park and Bark)- Donate online HERE
Josephine Gay (donations to Joey's Fund for Autistic children) - Donate online HERE
Dylan Hockley Fund (support for children with special needs) - Donate online HERE
Catherine V Hubbard (loved animals & donations to The Animal Center) - Donate online HERE
Ana Marquez-Greene Music Scholarship (loved music) - Donate online HERE
Charlotte Bacon (Act of Kindness fund to promote kindness) - Donate online HERE
Jack Pinto (donations to help children and families)- Find out how to donate HERE
Caroline Previdi Memorial Fund (provides college scholarships) - Donate online HERE
Lauren Rousseau Scholarship Fund (provides college scholarships) - Donate online HERE
Mary Sherlach (donations provide mental health services)-Donate online HERE
Emilie Parker Fund (to the Sandy Hook School Support Fund) - Donate online HERE
Chase Kowalski Fund to help protect children and keep them safe- Donate online HERE
Dawn Laffery Hochsprung Fund in honor of the Principal - Find out how to donate HERE
Noah Pozner Noah's Ark of Hope (to help his siblings) - Donate online HERE
Allison Wyatt Fund (to help siblings)- See how to donate HERE
Jesse Lewis Memorial Fund (to help pay for his brother's education) - Donate online HERE
Daniel Barden Fund (to assist the family during this time) - Donate online HERE
Benjamin Wheeler Fund (in honor of his siblings) - Donate online HERE
Avielle Richman - Avielle Richman Memorial Fund, PO Box 686, Newtown, CT 06470
Madeleine Hsu Memorial Fund, c/o Wells Fargo Bank, 26 Church Hill Road, Newtown CT 06470
James R. Mattioli Memorial Fund c/o Newtown Savings Bank, 39 Main Street, Newtown CT 06470.
Grace Audrey McDonnell Fairfield County Community Foundation, 383 Main Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851.
Jessica Rekos Memorial Fund PO Box 713, Newtown, CT 06470-0713
Please fill out the form below and don't forget to email your receipt of donation to !  Every dollar counts so please donate what you can to show the families and friends of the victims that we still remember their loved ones.  Good luck to everyone!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

A HUGE thank you to the list of prize donors:
And keep checking back for more!  Thank you all so much in advance for your support and your donations!  Good luck!


  1. This is great! Nice idea a great way to honor the families in a positive way!

  2. TERRIFIC effort to help those who lost so much!

  3. I wish I could enter but Rafflecopter is blocked from access on my computer :(
    I think this is a wonderful thing you guys are doing.

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    1. Aha! T&C's "(or whatever age is considered legal in your country of origin)" tells me it is. Yay! A fantastic fundraiser/giveaway for a very moving cause.

  5. This is seriously the best giveaway EV-ER... i was just you have an estimate of how much money was donated so far??

  6. Awesome idea! Thanks to all the prize donors!


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