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Fairfielders Performing Acts of Kindness for Newtown

First Selectman Mike Tetreau performing an act of kindness by giving Human and Social Services Director Terry Giegengack Stop & Shop Gift Cards purchased through donations from the First Selectman and his staff for a needy family. Credit: Submitted
First Selectman Mike Tetreau performing an act of kindness by giving Human and Social Services Director Terry Giegengack Stop & Shop Gift Cards purchased through donations from the First Selectman and his staff for a needy family. Credit: Submitted

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.
Mikeymetjet December 12, 2013 at 09:35 AM
It's not charity when youre posing for pictures--it's something else -it's not bad, it's not awful- but its not charity
Jim Eastwood December 12, 2013 at 11:30 AM
Why DON'T WE start bEING A lITTLE NICER TO each OTHER Ever DAY !!!!!-------I think the Victims would like that !!!!!
Jason Silver December 12, 2013 at 12:22 PM
Real acts of charity are done anonymously. Without credit.
Jim Eastwood December 12, 2013 at 04:11 PM
Jason SO TRUE !!!!!!!! Done every Day and From the Heart---So Why do we have to make a Big Deal over this ??????? So to the readers--- those shopping for the Holiday's- driving and parking in the Town's parking lots---WHAT HAVE YOU DONE or Said Today ?????????????
ckiefer December 13, 2013 at 07:30 AM
I think the person who receives the Act of Kindness would post their appreciation rather than the person who performs the Act of Kindness :)
MAC December 15, 2013 at 07:14 PM
From Mrs. Parker, mother of Emilie: "'Evil only wins if we allow it to,' Alissa said. 'The world around us wants to remember the violence and horrific details of that day, but instead, we choose to turn off those distractions and allow ourselves to draw as close to her as we can and feel [Emily’s] spirit, joy and light she brought into our family.'"..................................................................... This article is touchingly beautiful and hopeful. It reveals why Emilie Parker was such a beautiful child INSIDE as well as outwardly, and in her joyful and unselfish actions. The Parkers also express gratitude for the small and great acts of 'paying it forward,' such as described here:…………………………………………………….. "Last month, a playground in New London, Conn., was named 'Emilie’s Shady Spot' in honor of the first-grader who preferred to play in the shade. Pink roofs adorn jungle gyms and pink monkey bars line the park. Everywhere there are flowers and pieces of Emilie’s artwork...................................................................... "Every so often, the Parkers receive a photograph of the play area from someone in New London who wants to make sure the Parkers don’t miss the sights of children enjoying their daughter’s special place more than 90 minutes away from their home........... "It’s one of 26 playgrounds that will be built across the Constitution State in honor of the Sandy Hook victims.”………………… http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57255288-78/emilie-parker-alissa-family.html.csp?............................................................ Well worth the read.

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