- Saturday, January 17, 2015
The organizers of the Sandy Hook 5K are proud to announce the third annual race to honor the memories of the victims and support those affected by the tragic events of 12/14. The race event will take place on Saturday, March 28, on the campus of Fairfield Hills, beginning at 8:15 am with staggered kid fun runs and 9 am for the 5K. Online registration will open on the official race website, 5krunforshf.org, at 4 pm on Sunday, January 18.
- Thursday, March 13, 2014
The Newtown Lions Club Foundation has formally announced it has ceased directly administering benefits to providers and individuals through a fund established following the 12/14 tragedy.
Earlier this year, the local Lions joined in a partnership with Newtown Rotary Club, Newtown Memorial Fund, and United Way of Western Connecticut as a means to pool resources and maximize distribution efficiency.
Despite Dwindling Funds, Residents Getting Support From Lions Can Continue Receiving Counseling AssistanceTuesday, February 18, 2014
Second Annual Sandy Hook Run For Families To Be Held In Newtown This Year; Registration Opens SundayWednesday, January 15, 2014
The Sandy Hook Run for Families is a 5K run/fitness walk that debuted last year to honor the memories of the victims of 12/14 and to support those affected by the events of that day. The run was initially planned to take place in Danbury, and had to be moved twice to accommodate the high volume of interest among prospective participants.
- Tuesday, January 7, 2014
A table tennis event to support Newtown Memorial Fund will take place at Newtown High School, 12 Berkshire Road, on Saturday, January 25, beginning at 5:30 pm.
The event is a tournament for all ages, and refreshments will be served. Cost is $10 and tickets may be purchased at the door. All proceeds will benefit Newtown Memorial Fund, whose mission is to serve as "an ongoing remembrance that provides care and support for those directly affected today, and for the entire community, for the long term," according to its website.
- Monday, October 14, 2013
The Newtown Memorial Fund, Inc, a sustainable fund created to support those affected by the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, announced it has received a contribution from The Jeff Ruby Foundation & Jeff Ruby Culinary Entertainment, Inc, a Cincinnati-based steakhouse operator.
Mr Ruby, the company's owner and president, donated more than $44,000 raised in part from an event he hosted earlier this year to support the Newtown Memorial Fund.
- Monday, September 30, 2013
Shortly after the events of 12/14, The Rotary Club of Newtown, United Way of Western Connecticut (UWWC) and the Office of Victim Services (OVS) worked together to develop the Immediate Needs Fund.
- Monday, June 3, 2013
Students from the Gibbs Magnet School in Little Rock, Ark., set up their store at a school board meeting. The students have been creating and selling duct tape trinkets, and donating the proceeds to the Healing Hearts Center for Grieving Children & Families in Danbury, for months.
- Monday, May 13, 2013
A two-day food drive at Six Flags New England conducted over the two-day 2013 season opening weekend filled more than two trucks with donations for Newtown Food Pantry. It was one of countless gestures of kindness that continue to be done for the residents of Newtown since 12/14.
- Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The Newtown Memorial Fund, Inc. has announced a long term fundraising partnership with Pura Vida Bracelets, a La Jolla, Calif., based company and designer of stylish Costa Rican handmade string bracelets. The exclusive Sandy Hook Elementary Memorial bracelet, created in response to 12/14, will be sold with all proceeds benefiting the Newtown Memorial Fund.
The bracelets are $5 each, but there is a $10 minimum order on the Pura Vida Bracelets website (PuraVidaBracelets.com), which is the only location where they are currently available.