The fund itself is a memorial. It’s not a plaque or a statue or even a building. It’s an ongoing remembrance that provides care and support for those directly affected today, and for the entire community, for the long term.
|Restore||Provide for the immediate needs of the families of the 26 victims, those who were wounded but survived, the 12 children who were first-hand witnesses, and the others affected.|
|Remember||Contribute toward a lasting, meaningful, physical memorial honoring the lives lost on December 14, 2012, and establish academic scholarships for future generations of Newtown students.|
|Renew||By restoring and remembering, we will move our community ahead, together, starting today and forevermore. We have always been a united Newtown, and we will remain connected through that bond. We refuse to be defined by this tragedy. And we are committed to ensuring there are New Days Ahead.|
The Newtown Memorial Fund was created by Newtowners for Newtown.
It’s about people, not politics.
Newtown Memorial Fund, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) all volunteer non-profit organization.
All donations are tax-deductible and eligible for matching gifts.
Our all-volunteer group is raising money because we know there are going to be financial needs for years to come. In the short term, we’re here to help the families of the 26 victims, those who were wounded but survived, the twelve kids who witnessed the massacre first-hand, and those affected by the shooting as students/faculty/staff of Sandy Hook Elementary and Newtown-located schools, and first responders from the area who were dispatched to Sandy Hook Elementary.
We are actively seeking to assist those who fall within these groups to simply let us know how we can help. Just contact us.
Specific to mental health assistance for those directly affected, we are a member of the Collaborative Recovery Fund, which is composed of several contributing funds, namely, the Newtown Rotary’s Sandy Hook School Fund, Newtown Memorial Fund, and Newtown Lions Club. We (through administration provided by the Newtown Sandy Hook Community Foundation) are funding the direct payment of mental health providers for those who receive support through this program. The program started initially with Newtown Rotary and the Connecticut Office of Victim Services (OVS) and was administered through the United Way of Western CT. Newtown Memorial Fund joined this effort in October of 2013, and in April of 2014, the Lions Club merged their operations with this effort. In June of 2014, administration was transferred from United Way of Western CT to Newtown to the Newtown Sandy Hook Community Foundation. If you are seeking assistance through this program, please contact OVS at (860) 990-1984.
If you are interested in donating (money or time), please use our Donate page,