Town officials are calling upon the Fairfield community to perform acts of kindness this week in honor of those who lost their lives at Sandy Hook Elementary School last December.
The Town of Fairfield unites with Newtown to participate in a week of “Acts of Kindness” in honor of those who lost their lives at Sandy Hook. The Town of Fairfield joins members of Connecticut’s federal delegation, the Newtown Foundation, the Newtown Action Alliance, Connecticut’s United Way President and other communities in this endeavor.
“In support of our neighbors in Newtown who suffered a terrible tragedy on December 14, 2012, the Town of Fairfield joins other communities to remember and honor those who lost their lives by encouraging the Fairfield Community to spread goodwill to one another so that together, we can each make a difference in moving toward positive change,” said First Selectman Mike Tetreau.
Town officials in Newtown have asked those wishing for ways to honor the memory of the victims to engage in acts of kindness in their own communities. The Fairfield community is encouraged to post their acts of kindness on the Town’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/fairfieldct, which features the “We Are Newtown” image to show Fairfield’s solidarity with Newtown.
The Fairfield community can also help memorialize our Sandy Hook neighbors in the following ways, according to Tetreau:
- Share on the
Town’s Facebook page a local organization you donated to or volunteered at;
- Donate to the
Town’s Social Services Holiday Gift Giving Program which helps Fairfield
families struggling with basic needs by calling 256-3166;
- Attend the Town
of Fairfield and Fairfield Clergy Association’s Sandy Hook Observance on
Sunday, Dec. 15 at 4 p.m. on the Town Green, 611 Old Post Road;
- Spend time with family and friends on Saturday, Dec. 14 to reflect upon making our future better and moving forward toward positive change.