How to Help Families in Newtown After the Shooting

After the tragic mass school shooting in Newtown, Conn., there are ways you can help.

The horrific school shooting Friday at Sandy Hook School that left 26 dead, including 20 young children, has stirred the hearts of people across the country and around the world who want to know how they can help.


On Saturday, the names of the 26 victims were released, and on Sunday a visit to Newtown, Connecticut was planned by President Barack Obama. 

The Newtown Patch reported that people from Connecticut, California, Canada and even Australia and India have sent an outpouring of support. People in Illinois also want to know how they can help.

People who want to donate to help the families affected by the tragedy can donate in one of these ways, according to Internet sources and a list compiled by Pam Wegner Pavlik, an employee of Grayslake School District 46:

Donate money to the Sandy Hook School Support Fund by mailing a check to:
Newtown Savings Bank
Sandy Hook School Support Fund
c/o Newtown savings Bank
39 Main Street
Newtown, Connecticut 06470

Donate by credit card to:
United Way of Western Connecticut

Send donations of toys, sympathy cards, etc. to:
Newtown Police Dept.
3 Main St
Newtown, CT 06470 
(203) 270-4255

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