- Friday, July 11, 2014
Newtown-based Sandy Hook Promise, an organization formed shortly after the 12/14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School to support those affected and support solutions to acts of violence, issued a statement July 2, following the group’s failed attempt to have families directly affected by 12/14 meet with Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey.
- Saturday, July 5, 2014
The Sandy Hook Promise Foundation Community Fund will host the 2014 second annual Newtown Yoga Festival on Saturday, August 23. The event will run from 9 am to 4 pm, and will again be presented at NYA Sports & Fitness Center.
- Tuesday, June 10, 2014
June 10: This story has been updated to reflect that volunteers may do research on mental wellness, according to Sandy Hook Promise.
As Sandy Hook Promise reaches out beyond the borders of Newtown and even Connecticut, more volunteers will be needed, said office and volunteer coordinator Betsy Gaier.
- Monday, June 9, 2014
KILLINGLY — The public is invited to join students of EastConn’s Quinebaug Middle College (QMC) magnet high school on Saturday, June 14, when they host a 5K run and quarter-mile Kids Fun Run.
The event, called “Run to Remember: Sandy Hook Hi 5K,” will benefit Sandy Hook Promise. It will be presented at Owen Bell Park, 580 Hartford Pike in the Dayville section of Killingly.
- Friday, May 16, 2014
My back arched and my tail stood up straight last week when I heard about two acts of vandalism at Sandy Ground playgrounds, built in the tri-state area to honor each woman and child killed on 12/14. In another show of love winning over evil, however, both senseless acts have been turned on their head. Nelba Marquez-Greene has said that she would like to have a message board installed at the playground in Hartford honoring her daughter, Ana Marquez-Greene.
- Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Six community organizations have come together to present “A Day of Shared Experience,” Saturday, May 31, from 9:15 am to 2:30 pm, at Walnut Hill Community Church, 156 Walnut Hill Road in Bethel.
- Monday, May 5, 2014
CORRECTION (Tuesday, May 6, 2014): This story has been updated to reflect the correct name of Smart Tech Challenges Foundation.
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- Friday, April 4, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Two Newtown residents, the father of one of the 12/14 victims and the daughter of a 12/14 survivor, have been named Champions of Change by The White House. All of this year’s honorees are gun violence prevention leaders, recognized for taking critical steps in their communities to reduce gun violence.
- Monday, March 31, 2014
President Barack Obama is planning to honor two Newtown residents, including the father of one of the 12/14 victims and the daughter of a 12/14 survivor, as Champions of Change.
Sarah Clements, founder and chairwoman for the Jr Newtown Action Alliance, and Mark Barden, director of advocacy for Sandy Hook Promise, are among nine honorees being recognized for taking critical steps in their communities to reduce gun violence. The ceremony is set for Thursday, April 3.
- Thursday, March 6, 2014
On Wednesday, March 5, Facebook announced a “series of new educational and enforcement efforts for people discussing the private sale of regulated items.” Offers posted on Facebook that indicate a “willingness to evade or help others evade the law, including private sellers of firearms in the US specifying ‘no background check required’” will be prohibited.