How You Can Help: Memorial Donations For Sandy Hook Victims

A list of the charities chosen by the families of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown.


Newtown began saying goodbye Monday to the victims of the Dec. 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, a long and sad process of obituaries, wakes and funerals expected to last throughout the week.

As we read these final farewells, we are moved to help in some way. Below is a list of the charitable contributions identified by some of the victims' families.

Ana Grace Márquez-Greene: Donations in Ana's memory may be made to The Ana Grace Márquez-Greene Music Scholarship Fund, c/o Western Connecticut State University, Office of Institutional Advancement, 181 White St., Danbury, CT, 06810 or http://www.wcsu.edu/ia/greene-scholarship.asp; or The Ana Grace Márquez-Greene Family Therapy Fund, care of the Outpatient Clinic/Family Therapy Institute, Klingberg Family Centers, 370 Linwood St, New Britain, CT 06052 or https://npo.networkforgood.org/Donate/Donate.aspx?npoSubscriptionId=1001402&code=klingberg%20home%20page or The Artist's Collective, 1200 Albany Avenue, Hartford, CT 06112. In addition, friends have set up a fund to support the Marquez-Greene family at http://anagracefund.imageworksllc.com/

Charlotte Bacon: Christ the King Lutheran Church, 85 Mt. Pleasant Rd., Newtown, CT 06470. 

Daniel Barden: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Daniel's name to the Sandy Hook School Support Fund, c/o Newtown Savings Bank, 39 Main Street, Newtown, CT 06470, or checks may be dropped off at any Newtown Savings Bank branch location. To donate online, go to https://newtown.uwwesternct.org

Grace McDonnell: In Lieu of Flowers the family requests that you consider making a donation to the Grace Memorial fund at the Fairfield County Community Foundation. Of you choose to do so, please make your check payable to "Grace McDonnell Memorial Fund at FCCF" and mail it to Fairfield County Community Foundation, 383 Main Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851.

Olivia Engel: In lieu of flowers, contributions in Olivia's honor can be directed to the Newtown Park and Bark.

Josephine Gay: In celebration of her joyful and giving spirit, a charitable fund is being created in her honor. Information about this fund and her life will be released to the media shortly.

Dylan Hockley: Memorial contributions may be made to the Dylan Hockley Memorial Fund, 34 Charter Ridge Road, Sandy Hook, CT, 06482

Catherine Hubbard: In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations be made to the Newtown Animal Center, PO Box 475, Newtown, CT 06470

Chase Kowalski: In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Chase Kowalksi Scholarship Fund, c/o Peoples Bank, 470 Monroe Tpke., Monroe, CT 06468

Jesse Lewis: In lieu of flowers, please make donations to: Voice for Joanie Inc., 5 Glenwood Rd, New Milford, CT 06776 voiceforjoanie.org

James Mattioli: In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in James' memory to the James R. Mattioli Memorial Fund c/o Newtown Savings Bank, 39 Main Street, Newtown CT 06470.

Anne Marie Murphy: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Autism Speaks, 1060 State Rd., 2nd Floor, Princeton, NJ 08540, www.autismspeaks.org

Noah Pozner: Memorial contributions may be directed to the planting of trees in Israel.

Caroline Previdi: Contributions in Caroline's memory may be made to "The Toy Chest", St. Rose of Lima Church, 46 Church Hill Road, Newtown, CT 06470.

Jessica Rekos: Memorial contributions may be made to the Newtown Rotary Sandy Hook School Fund, PO Box 263, Newtown, CT 06482.

Victoria Soto: The family has requested in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the Victoria L. Soto Memorial Fund for Education, through the Funeral Home. For more information or to make an online condolence please visit www.adzimafuneralhome.com.

Benjamin Wheeler: It is suggested that contributions in Benjamin's memory be made to the Benjamin Wheeler Fund. The B.C. Bailey Funeral Home of Wallingford has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Christine Oleynick December 18, 2012 at 05:05 PM
Thank you for this info - there is also an event tonight if anyone is interested in Westport and I will print this list to give out - TONIGHT Over 40 Females Networking Event to Benefit The Sandy Hook School Support Fund - http://eepurl.com/s8-Wr
Christine Oleynick December 18, 2012 at 06:04 PM
Please join us tonight to help The Sandy Hook School Support Fund TONIGHT Over 40 Females Networking Event to Benefit The Sandy Hook School Support Fund - http://eepurl.com/s8-Wr
Susan Brooks Kanellakis December 18, 2012 at 09:48 PM
I know of the wonderful community of Sandy Hook. I spent many summers of my youth there. I can't begin to express the sorrow that I feel for all the lives that were lost last Friday. My thoughts and prayers are with the families and the community. Susan Brooks Kanellakis
Margaret December 20, 2012 at 01:15 AM
A song that may help the children through this is called "I'll see you someday" by Jamestown Story, if they look to music for comfort.
Debra Fasnacht December 21, 2012 at 04:48 PM
Is there any kind of fund set up at this point to collect money to rebuilt the school or renovate another building so the people of this community will not have to go back to this place of dreadful memories? If there is what is the address to send funds to? Deb


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