$91,000 Donation to Support Newtown Recovery
NEWTOWN, CT – (January 15, 2013) – Newtown Memorial Fund, Inc., a fund created in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy to address the short- and long-term needs of the town, announced today that it has received its largest donation to date from Marinello Schools of Beauty, a leading national brand of beauty schools in Cosmetology, Esthetics and Nail Technology education. Marinello is donating $91,315 to Newtown Memorial Fund, which is 100 percent of the service sales received at all 62 campuses across the country from Wednesday, Dec. 26 to Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012.
“Local communities have shown an outpouring of support for the victims of the Sandy Hook tragedy and we are so grateful for our guests, students and instructors who participated in this fundraiser,” said Dr. Nagui Elyas, President of Marinello Schools of Beauty. “Marinello is committed to giving back to the community and through the Newtown Memorial Fund, we are able to provide for the immediate and long-term needs of the victims’ families.”
Newtown Memorial Fund, Inc. was created to address the immediate needs of the town, as well as plan for a permanent memorial and scholarships in the names of those who lost their lives. To date, the Newtown Memorial Fund has received more than half a million dollars in donations from around the world. The organization is committed to working alongside other service providers and funds in town to facilitate the healing process and commemorate each life lost.
“We accept this donation from Marinello Schools of Beauty with heartfelt thanks,” said Newtown Memorial Fund, Inc. Founder and Newtown resident Brian Mauriello. “Corporations around the country of all size, from Fortune 500s to independently owned, local business, are approaching the Newtown Memorial Fund to help the town in some way. We appreciate their generous support of our mission to help the community recover.”
About Newtown Memorial Fund, Inc.
The mission of the Newtown Memorial Fund, Inc. is to create a sustainable fund to provide for the immediate and ongoing needs of those affected by the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, to construct a physical memorial honoring the lives lost on December 14, 2012, and to establish academic scholarships in the victims’ names for future generations of Newtown students. Follow Newtown Memorial Fund at www.newtownmemorialfund.organd on Facebook and Twitter. Donations can be made through the website and by mail at Newtown Memorial Fund, Inc., PO Box 596, Botsford, CT 06404.