chance to share with the listeners about a group I have been working with and sharing
with that offer a chance for authors and readers to help those recovering from
the tragic happenings in Newtown/Sand Hook here in Connecticut.
Many people have been wondering how they can
help the school, children, and families of those affected by the
shooting in Newtown and many groups have been collecting teddy bears and
school supplies. Here is another option for you.
children’s book and YA authors are in preliminary discussions with the
Newtown school district to bring healing all affected by the horrific
event. We are working in conjunction
with grief counselors and a school psychologist to teach students how to
journal through their emotions. We are hoping that through writing
these children find hope and a way of expressing their thoughts and
emotions. We are asking for people to donate journals and inscribe their
own encouraging words to the student recipient on the inside cover. If
you feel moved to donate to Words Heal, please send your inscribed
c/o Knee High Academy
43 Hall Avenue
Wallingford, CT 06492
All donations should be received by January 31st and please know we
will send all journals directly to the Newtown school guidance
department. We will keep you posted as to our progress.
1. All journals donated should be inscribed by the donor with a positive message.
(preferably, no spiral notebooks)
2. Lined journals for student 3rd grade and up.
3. Primary journals for younger students (half lined half blank for illustration)
4. Journals must be received by January 31st
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