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There is still much work to do in helping and healing the community of Newtown.

Formed on December 14th, 2012, the Newtown Memorial Fund, Inc. received it’s 501(c)3 non-profit organization status from the IRS in February, 2013. We are devoted to serving the needs of those affected and our community through our all-volunteer organization.

Our board is made up of past and present Newtown residents. The Newtown Memorial Fund will continue to make disbursements and fund projects undertaken to fulfill our mission.

Secure donations may be made online via PayPal. Please choose an option below:


Option 1: Donate to our General Fund
Our General Fund serves all three facets of our mission based on the discretion of our board of directors. The General Fund will help provide financial assistance to families affected by the Sandy Hook tragedy, help build an eventual physical memorial honoring the lives lost, and build funds for perpetual academic scholarships in memory of the tragic event.

 


Option 2: Financial assistance to those individuals directly affected
Donations made to the Affected Individuals Fund will be earmarked to go to the families most directly affected by the shooting that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School. This includes (but not limited to) replacing lost wages due to an inability to return to work after December 14th, help with counseling services for family members, and other expenses that will arise in the coming years as people attempt to put their lives back together.

 


Option 3: Scholarships
Donations made the Scholarship Fund will exclusively service this portion of our mission. In June of 2013, we proudly sponsored the needs of 4 siblings or children of those injured or lost on December 14. Our scholarship is administered through the Newtown Scholarship Association, who has been a caring, sensitive and professional scholarship administrator in town for the past 75 years. Our scholarship is a quasi-endowment, needs based, and focuses first on those directly affected, followed by all faculty/staff/students of Sandy Hook Elementary School, and the families of those first responders and those involved with the crime scene itself. Our intention is to continue to provide scholarships to those that qualify, well into the future, should the funds be available.

 


Option 4: Physical Memorial and Tribute to those lost
Donations made to the Physical Memorial Fund will be earmarked for the eventual construction of a memorial honoring the lives lost. The Newtown Memorial Fund will work with the town of Newtown to support whatever concept and location the town decides. The town or some named organization will have the task to carry on the maintenance and upkeep of the memorial, and we would look to assist in removing that financial burden over the long haul in addition to the initial construction costs.

 

A special thank you goes out to PayPal for graciously donating their services for free. The Newtown Memorial Fund nor its donors will be charged any transaction fees, and all of your donation money goes directly towards helping us accomplish the support detailed in our mission.

Donations may be sent via mail to our post office box. Please make checks payable to “Newtown Memorial Fund, Inc.” and mail them to:

Newtown Memorial Fund, Inc.
P.O. Box 596
Botsford, CT 06404
You may make notations on your check or accompanying correspondence as to the optional specific allocations detailed above. Checks received without notation will go into the general fund.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY!
Other ways to help:

If you are looking to donate your time, please contact us with your specific strengths and abilities that can benefit our organization and its activities over the coming months and years. Your concise offers of specific help as well as your phone numbers and city/state/country location is helpful as we manage all of the emails we are receiving.