Parent Page For Active Shootings

Drop Down Tabs For Gun Control Related Active Shootings, Violent Acts

Various School Shooting Photos, also charity accounts for the family’s of those involved.

Columbine School Shooting

In the below PDF File From Kirkland Productions, we find many past victims or individuals that have been associated with School Shootings, Columbine, Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook, the Gabrielle Gifford shooting, as well as Ex FBI, Police, Homeland Security, etc employees also connected to these events.

GINA KIRKLAND Polesetsky (KIRKLAND PRODUCTIONS) is a graduate of the Gavin de Becker Advanced Threat Assessment and Management Academy. This is where we find the NSA, DOJ, CIA, Police, etc links.


Security companies to the wealthy say that while Zuckerberg’s expense is high, it’s not unprecedented. They said many companies allocate security expenses differently to minimize the reported number. And they said many private companies run up big security tabs that never get publicly reported.

“The average American might look at that price tag and say ‘my gosh,’” said Mark Haught, president of Gavin de Becker & Associates, a leading security firm to celebrities, billionaires and public figures. “But you’re talking about the safety and security for you and your family and key executives who help run a massive company.”

This Story continued after the 1st PDF file.




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Daniel Jewiss //

Lead Investigator for the Sandy Hook
School Shooting

Columbine Crosses and Memorial

Sandy Hook

A Photographer was able to capture this image as Connecticut State Police and brave teachers lead a line of children from the Sandy Hook Elementary School to safety.(AP Photo/Newtown Bee, Shannon Hicks)
Frank Kulick walks past a display of wooden crosses and a Jewish Star of David representing the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on his front lawn.(AP Photo/David Goldman)
The cover of the March 20 edition of the Daily News. The News has received more than 140,000 signatures from readers who supported an assault-weapons ban.(New York Daily News

Candlelight vigils for Sandy Hook … – Kirkland Reporter

// vigils for SandyHook victims to be held Friday, Sunday in Kirkland. Two candlelight vigils will be held in Kirkland to honor the victims who lost their lives

Sandy Hook: A 3-year-old girl is accompanied by her father while lighting a candle outside of Newton High School while President Obama spoke at the memorial service

Brian Clements – projects action change

// Poets & Citizens Respond to Gun Violence Poets & Citizens Respond to Gun Violence Foreword by Gabrielle Giffords Introduction by Colum McCann Edited by BrianClements, Alexandra Teague and Dean Rader Foreword by Gabrielle Giffords Introduction by Colum McCann Edited by BrianClements, Alexandra Teague and Dean Rader

Contact me
Organizations I Support
Americans for Responsible Solutions
The Ana Grace Project
The ARTHouse
The Avielle Foundation
Ben’s Lighthouse
Black Lives Matter
The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence
Champion in the Making Legacy Foundation
The Charlotte Helen Bacon Foundation
CMAK Sandy Hook Memorial Foundation
The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence
Dylan’s Wings of Change
Emilie Parker Art Connection
Everytown for Gun Safety
Fairfield County Community Foundation
The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
The James R. Mattioli Memorial Fund
Jesse Lewis Choose Love
Jessi’s Message
The Jessica Rekos Foundation
Kids in the Game
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
Newtown Action Alliance
Newtown Park and Bark
The Nobel Women’s Initiative
Peace is Loud
Purpose 4 My Pain
Purpose Over Pain
Reaching Our Children and Neighborhoods (ROCAN)
Remembering Darien
Safe and Sound Schools
Sandy Hook Promise
Southern Poverty Law Center
The Trayvon Martin Foundation
The Vicki Soto Memorial Fund
Walk with Jordan: The Jordan Davis Foundation
The What Would Daniel Do Foundation
Women’s March
The Writers’ Garret
The Allison Wyatt Memorial Fund
Recent Posts
Bullets into Bells Release Event
Feeling the Ripple Effects of Mass Shootings
Gun Violence Archive
December 2017
November 2017
August 2017

Soros-funded ‘Refuse Fascism’ to attempt overthrow of U.S …

// to a fundraiser on, the project’s website is run by the Alliance for Global Justice. According to a report by The Daily Caller, AFGJ received money from several progressive organizations with GeorgeSoros’ Tides Foundation being one of the largest givers

Crowdrise is an online fundraising platform for charities, nonprofit organizations, corporate foundations, and events. Crowdrise has joined forces with GoFundMe, the world’s largest social fundraising platform, to create the very best all-in-one social fundraising solution.




Vicki Soto Memorial Fund

Angels Play Foundation founder William Lavin,

“Where Angels Play” playgrounds that the New Jersey-based Sandy Ground Project is building in Connecticut, New Jersey and New York are built to memorialize the victims.

Retired Fairfield Fire Department Capt. Harry Ackley, whose grandson lives in Newtown and who has helped on the playground projects, said the play areas are catalysts for turning “anger, rage, sorrow” into forgiveness and love.

Mark Barden

Daniel Barden’s What Would Daniel Do fund Daniel’s father, Mark, co-founded Sandy Hook Promise, a nonprofit that aims to prevent gun violence.

The Barden Foundation

1146 BARNUM AVE BRIDGEPORT, CT 06610 Get Directions

(203) 336-7532

Business Info

  • Founded 2010
  • Incorporated
  • Annual Revenue $158,996.00
  • Employee Count 2
  • Industries Charitable Organization
  • Contacts Jim Desabia

The Daniel Barden Highland Mudfest is organized and run entirely by volunteers.

2019 Charity Donations of $41,522Expand

2018 Charity Donations of $33,426Expand

2017 Charity Donations of $65,030Expand

2016 Charity Donations of $51,644Expand

2015 Charity Donations of $67,640Expand

2014 Charity Donations of $54,534Expand

  Proceeds benefit charities including the Sandy Hook Promise.

Sandy Hook School Support Fund

Noah Pozner



Noah’s Ark of Hope Fund

Memorial contributions may be directed to the planting of trees in Israel.Link for tree planting. //

The Honr Network.

Newtown Rotary Sandy Hook School Fund, PO Box 263, Newtown, CT 06482.

Charlotte Bacon

Charlotte Helen Bacon Foundation Facebook

Charlotte’s Litter, a program supported by the Charlotte Helen Bacon Foundation was founded in honor of Charlotte Helen Bacon

In Charlotte’s memory, the Bacons have also founded “Newtown Kindness,”

Rachel Marie D’Avino,

Allison Wyatt – Allison Wyatt’s family has designated two funds for those interested in making a contribution in lieu of flowers. Donations payable to the Allison Wyatt Memorial Fund are tax deductible and will support charities in Allison’s honor. Allison Wyatt Memorial Fund 

Allison Wyatt-The second fund will provide Allison’s younger sister with ongoing support and for her college education. Donations to this fund should be payable to “Ben Wyatt as Custodian,” and donations to either can be mailed to Steve DeMartino, c/o TransAct Technologies Inc., One Hamden Center, 2319 Whitney Avenue, Suite 3B, Hamden, CT 06518.

Victoria Soto – The family has requested in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the Victoria L. Soto Memorial Fund

Caroline Previdi – Contributions in Caroline’s memory may be made to “The Toy Chest”, St. Rose of Lima Church, 46 Church Hill Road, Newtown, CT 06470

Dylan Hockley


Dylan Hockley Memorial Fund, 34 Charter Ridge Road, Sandy Hook, CT, 06482. Dylan’s Wings of Change, a foundation dedicated to supporting kids with autism and related conditions. Dylan’s mother, Nicole, also co-founded Sandy Hook Promise.

Parents of Dylan Hockley established Dylan Hockley’s Wings of Change, a foundation that helps children on the autism spectrum through leadership initiatives, grants to participate in sports and extracurricular activities and technologies that help them better integrate into their school communities. Donors can contribute at

Mary Sherlach, 56


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Fairfield County Community Foundation, Fund for Health and Wellness, 383 Main Ave., Norwalk, CT 06851, to continue Sherlach’s work with children and mental health.

The Georgetown University Law Center set up a fundraising page to help support the Sherlach family’s expenses:

Loved ones set up Mary’s Fund to further her mission of offering mental health services to kids and teens. Mary’s husband, Bill, is also on the board of Sandy Hook Promise.

Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung Memorial Fund

To contribute to the fund, please bring your donation to one of our offices, or mail to WCTFCU, 772 Straits Turnpike, Middlebury, CT 06762. or WCTFCU, 24 Rowan Street Extension, Danbury, CT 06811. For additional information, you can speak with a credit union representative at 203-758-9500 or 800-992-2226.

Memorial contributions to the Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung Memorial Fund can be mailed to or dropped off at either Waterbury Connecticut Teachers Federal Credit Union location. Visit for more information.

Chase Kowalksi Scholarship Fund, c/o Peoples Bank, 470 Monroe Tpke., Monroe, CT 06468

James R. Mattioli Memorial Fund c/o Newtown Savings Bank, 39 Main Street, Newtown CT 06470

Emilie Parker,


Thank you for your support of the Parkers. If you would like to help them honor Emilie by supporting arts programs in schools and communities via paypal, click the donate button above. Check donations may be mailed to: P. O. Box 1237 Brush Prairie, WA 98606.

Make checks payable to: the Emilie Parker Art Connection, Inc.

We are a Connecticut non-stock cooperation and a U.S. tax-exempt charitable organization as described in Code Section 501(c)3. All contributions made through this website will go directly to the Emile Parker Art Connection, Inc. and will be used in Emilie’s honor for the advancement of the arts.

Checks can be mailed to: Emilie Parker Memorial PO Box 12751



Safe and Sound Schools is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization //

Ways to Donate:

  • PayPal
  • Mail a check to: P.O. Box 173, Newtown, CT 06470

Donation Options For the Emilie Parker Memorial:

America First Credit Union: Emilie Parker Memorial Account #5001359. For AFCU members transfer into Share Savings. For Non-AFCU members the routing number is 324377516

PAYPAL: Use the email –

For US Post-Mail use:
Emilie Parker Memorial
PO Box 12751
Ogden, UT 84412-2751

Emily Parker: donate to their fund via a Facebook page set up for Emilie.

Olivia Rose Engel, “Friends of the Engel Family Fund” Facebook page

The family of Olivia Engel ask donations in her memory be made to the Newtown Park & Bark project at, or by mailing a check payable to Newtown Parks & Recreation with “Park & Bark” in the memo line to:

  • RoseAnn Reggiano
  • Parks & Recreation Department
  • Town Hall South, Newtown, CT
  • 06470

Michele Gay: daughter, Josephine Graces a regular contributor for top news media outlets. She has been featured on PBS Newshour, CBS Face the Nation, among other international publications.  

Josephine “Joey” Gay, Her family created Joey’s Fund Family Grant Program, which offers grants to enrich the lives of individuals with autism. Joey’s mom, Michele, also co-founded Safe and Sound Schools with Alissa Parker.

The parents of Josephine Grace Gay established Joey’s Fund through the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism; the fund provides adaptive bicycles, aqua-therapy, summer camps and equine therapy for children with autism and financial assistance with medical bills for their parents. Donors can mail a check, made out to The Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation, Joey’s Fund, to:

  • Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism
  • P.O. Box 2157
  • Framingham, MA
  • 01703

Catherine Violet Hubbard was described as having a passion for animals, and in an obituary that was released on Dec. 16, 2012 her family asked that donations in her memory be made to the Newtown Animal Shelter.
Ken Byron

Madeleine Hsu Memorial Fund

Donors can contribute to the Madeleine Hsu Memorial Fund with a check mailed to:

  • P.O. Box 640
  • Newtown, CT
  • 06470

Chase Kowalski loved to be outside riding his bicycle, running or playing baseball, according to his family and neighbors. He competed in his first triathlon at age 6, according to his obituary. He was a Cub Scout, and was a “fun loving energetic boy that had a true love of life.”
Shawn Beals

Catherine Violet Hubbard Foundation

Catherine Hubbard, 6, loved all animals and dreamed of having her own animal shelter. To honor this passion, her parents established the Catherine Violet Hubbard Foundation, which created the Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary.

The Catherine Violet Hubbard Foundation’s 2nd annual gala earlier this month raised more than $438,000

Gala raises $700K for foundation of slain Sandy Hook first-grader







Catherine Violet Hubbard Memorial Golf Tournament

Catherine’s Peace Team

Catherine Violet Hubbard Foundation Inc



The parents of Catherine Violet Hubbard hope to open an animal sanctuary on 32 acres of Newtown farmland, donated by the Connecticut General Assembly in 2014. The sanctuary will house farm animals rescued from abusive or neglectful environments in a renovated barn, alongside a butterfly garden. Donors can contribute at or with a check payable to the Catherine Violet Hubbard Foundation mailed to:

  • The Catherine Violet Hubbard Foundation
  • P.O. Box 3571 Newtown, CT
  • 06470

CMAK Foundation

In honor of their son, who at age 6 asked if he could compete in a triathlon, the parents of Chase Kowalski have set up a foundation that offers a free, six-week summer program that trains kids 6 to 12 years old to compete in a U.S. Track & Field triathlon at the program’s end. The foundation also sponsors sports and wellness classes at the Waterbury YMCA and offers preschool scholarships for kids in the Waterbury area. Those looking to contribute can donate at, or volunteer with the triathlon program.

Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement

Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to: Voice for Joanie Inc., 5 Glenwood Rd, New Milford, CT 06776

Scarlett Lewis started the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement after learning her 6-year-old son’s killer had been emotionally stunted. The foundation supports social and emotional learning initiatives in classrooms — “if the shooter knew how to give and receive ‘nurturing healing love,’ ” the foundation’s website reads, “the tragedy would never have happened.” Donors can contribute at or mail checks payable to The Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement to:

  • The Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement
  • P.O. Box 605, Newtown, CT
  • 06470

Ana Grace Marquez-Greene

Music Scholarship Fund

The Ana Grace Project,

Donations in Ana’s memory may be made to The Ana Grace Márquez-Greene Music Scholarship Fund, c/o Western Connecticut State University, Office of Institutional Advancement, 181 White St., Danbury, CT, 06810 or //; or The Ana Grace Márquez-Greene Family Therapy Fund, care of the Outpatient Clinic/Family Therapy Institute, Klingberg Family Centers, 370 Linwood St, New Britain, CT 06052 or The Artist’s Collective, 1200 Albany Avenue, Hartford, CT 06112. In addition, friends have set up a fund to support the Marquez-Greene family at // or by sending a check to:

  • Western Connecticut State University
  • Office of Institutional Advancement
  • 181 White St., Danbury, CT
  • 06810

James Mattioli, known to many simply as “J,” was a smart, active boy who looked up to — and like — his father, played sports and loved food, an obituary posted online through a Monroe funeral home said. “I need to go outside, Mom. I need fresh air,” the family recalled James saying often. He loved baseball, basketball swimming and arm wrestling. He and his cousin George played hockey together. The 6-year-old “proudly” rode his bike without training wheels, his family said.
His family created a scholarship fund for high school students planning to go to college and hosts an annual 5K race to help fund this initiative.

Ana Grace Project

Ana’s parents also started the Ana Grace Project, which offers counseling and family therapy in Connecticut schools, and a school in Avon — The Ana Grace Academy of The Arts Elementary School — bears their daughter’s name. Donors can contribute at, or mail a check, specified as a restricted gift to The Ana Grace Project with tax ID number 06-1487342, to:

  • The Ana Grace Project
  • P.O. Box 3332, Newtown, CT
  • 06470

Chris, Lynn and Jack McDonnell, the parents and older brother of Grace McDonnell, sent in a short statement to The Washington Post: “We are overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support from so many people. Our daughter Grace was the love and light of our family. Words cannot adequately express our sense of loss.” The Werdens, who live across the street from the McDonnell’s, shared a school bus stop. Todd Werden described Grace as “a real cute little blonde girl with blue eyes, a real little doll.”
Washington Post

James R. Mattioli Fund

The parents of James Mattioli established a scholarship fund for students of Foran and Jonathan Law High Schools in James’ hometown of Milford. The family has also put on a 5K race for the past four years. Donors can mail checks payable to The James Mattioli R. Memorial Fund to:

  • James R. Mattioli Memorial Fund
  • c/o Newtown Savings Bank
  • 39 Main St., Newtown CT
  • 06470

Special-education assistant Anne Marie Murphy — mother of four, protector of so many more — died trying to save her students, according to her father. Hugh McGowan said Murphy was found in a classroom, shielding a group of her beloved children. “A first responder said she was a hero,” McGowan told Newsday. Of course she was, said her friend Amy Potucek. “She was so selfless,” said Potucek, who worked at Sandy Hook until moving recently to another school. “I know that Anne Marie was doing everything she could to keep those kids safe, to protect them, because she loved them.”
Washington Post

Grace McDonnell Memorial Fund

Grace Memorial Fund 

Grace Memorial fund at the Fairfield County Community Foundation.

The Grace McDonnell Memorial Fund offers scholarships to students studying art, as 7-year-old Grace dreamed of doing. Donors can mail checks payable to The Grace McDonnell Memorial Fund at FCCF to:

  • Fairfield County Community Foundation
  • 383 Main Ave., Norwalk, CT
  • 06851

Autism Speaks

The obituary of Anne Marie Murphy, a 52-year-old classroom aide at Sandy Hook Elementary, asked donations be made in her memory to Autism Speaks. Donors can contribute online at, or send checks payable to:

  • Autism Speaks
  • 1 East 33rd St.
  • 4th Floor, New York, NY
  • 10016

Caroline Previdi once went by the nickname “Boo” because she looked like the girl character in the movie “Monsters, Inc.,” said one family friend, who declined to be named. “She was a total sweetheart. She was adorable,” the family friend said. Another friend who lives in the Newtown area said Caroline loved gymnastics. “She was a spunky little girl. She had fire to her,” the woman said.
Brian Dowling, Washington Post

Emilie Parker Art Connection

Emilie Parker Art Connection to help fund arts programs in communities and schools. Emilie’s mom, Alissa, also co-founded Safe and Sound Schools

In memory of their daughter — an “exceptional artist” who dreamed of running her own gallery — the parents of Emilie Parker set up an organization that supports art programs in schools. Donors can contribute at, or mail checks payable to Emilie Parker Art Connection Inc. to:

  • P.O. Box 1237
  • Brush Prairie, WA
  • 98606

Jessica was the Rekos’s first born and they said she enjoyed being the big sister to her two little brothers, Travis and Shane. Jessica loved doing research on Orca whales, one of her passions after seeing the movie “Free Willy.” Before her death, she got a chance to visit Sea World and see a live Orca. She spent time, her family said, writing in her journals and making up stories. Jessica, her family said, “started our family, and she was our rock.”
Washington Post

Caroline Previdi Foundation

the Caroline Previdi Foundation,

Citing their daughter’s love for sports and activities — swim team, Girl Scouts, gymnastics and soccer — the parents of Caroline Previdi set up a foundation to help low-income kids pay for extracurricular activities. The Caroline Previdi Foundation partners with Newtown Lacrosse and Newtown Soccer Club, among other community groups. Donors can contribute at, or mail checks to:

  • Caroline Previdi Foundation
  • P.O. Box 3482
  • Newtown, CT
  • 06470-3482

Jessica was the Rekos’s first born and they said she enjoyed being the big sister to her two little brothers, Travis and Shane. Jessica loved doing research on Orca whales, one of her passions after seeing the movie “Free Willy.” Before her death, she got a chance to visit Sea World and see a live Orca. She spent time, her family said, writing in her journals and making up stories. Jessica, her family said, “started our family, and she was our rock.”
Washington Post

Jessica Rekos Foundation

 The Jessica Rekos Foundation 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Newtown Rotary Sandy Hook School Fund, PO Box 263, Newtown, CT 06482.

The parents of Jessica Rekos, a 6-year-old lover of whales and horses, established a foundation in her memory that sponsors a two week horse-riding camp, funds efforts to protect orca whales in the Pacific Northwest and contributes to the Whale and Dolphin Conservation’s internship program. The foundation has also paid to enhance security at elementary schools. Donors can contribute at, or mail a check to:

  • The Jessica Rekos Foundation
  • P.O. Box 713 Newtown, CT
  • 06470

Things were looking up for Lauren Rousseau in 2012: She had a new boyfriend and she landed a permanent substitute teacher job at Sandy Hook Elementary School. For years, Rousseau, 30, had worked as substitute teacher and now she was one her way in her career, one that Lauren had aspired to even before she herself entered kindergarten. “We will miss her terribly and will take comfort knowing that she had achieved that dream,” Teresa Rousseau, her mother, said.
Kenneth R. Gosselin

Avielle Rose Richman

The Avielle Foundation

2019: Avielle’s father Jeremy Richman, 49, was found Monday by electricians working in the Edmond Town Hall in Newtown about 7 a.m. Police said his organization, The Avielle Foundation, had an office in the Main Street building.



On his CrowdRise page, Dan Friedman, notes, “I could be the last person signing up to run the 2019 Boston Marathon.”

His father.

Rob Friedman manages the John Hancock Boston Marathon sponsorship. With one last bib in hand, Rob Friedman heard about the death of Jeremy Richman on March 25, which has since been ruled a suicide.

Since then, Dan Friedman has been training and raising money for the Aveille Foundation, which aims to prevent violence and build compassion, through both neuroscience research and community outreach and education.

To donate to the Friedman’s fundraising efforts, visit their CrowdRise page.

The family is making arrangements for a memorial fund for those who wish to contribute.

Jennifer’s high school classmates have established a memorial account in Avielle’s memory.  Contributions can be made to the fund at:

Aiges Credit Union,1200 North Second Street, Clinton, Iowa  52732  (563) 242-0531

The Avielle Foundation, founded in memory of 6-year-old Avielle Rose Richman, funds research “exploring the underpinnings of the brain that lead to violent behaviors” and advocates for brain health. The foundation awards research grants in the fields of neuroscience, biochemistry, psychology, genetics, public health and engineering. Contributions can be made at, or checks can be mailed to:

  • The Avielle Foundation
  • P.O. Box 686 Newtown, CT
  • 06470

Victoria Soto was a first-grade teacher in Room 10 next to where the shooting began. Soto hid her students, some in a bathroom. By thinking quickly, she is credited with saving children in her class. 

Lauren Rousseau

Danbury High School has established a scholarship in memory of alumna Lauren Rousseau. Send donations to the Lauren Rousseau Memorial Scholarship, Danbury High School, 43 Clapboard Road, Danbury, CT 06811.

Checks can be made payable to
Danbury High School Scholarship Fund
Memo: Lauren Rousseau

To Donate to all the Sandy Hook Families Use the website:

Lauren Rousseau Elementary Education Memorial Scholarship 

The University of Bridgeport’s School of Education set up a scholarship in memory of Lauren Rousseau, a 30-year-old elementary school teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary and University of Bridgeport alum. Students pursuing a certification in elementary education are eligible to apply for the $1,000 scholarship. Donors can contribute to the scholarship fund by sending checks payable to:

  • University of Bridgeport
  • Lauren Rousseau Memorial Scholarship, c/o
  • Robert Cottle
  • Vice President, University Relations
  • 219 Park Ave. Bridgeport, CT
  • 06604

Benjamin Wheeler was “a very spirited boy,” said Rabbi Shaul Praver of Adath Israel in Newtown. He and his parents, David and Francine Wheeler, were not members of the synagogue, but they attended its Hanukkah celebration.
Washington Post

Vicki Soto Memorial Fund

The Vicki Soto Memorial Fund sponsors four scholarships annually to graduating high school seniors pursuing careers in education, and donates five books to every K-6 classroom in Stratford schools each year. The fund, established in memory of the first-grade teacher and Bridgeport native, also sponsors after-school tutoring programs at the Stratford library. Donors can contribute at Vicki Soto Memorial Fund 

Allison was a kind-hearted little girl who had a lot of love to give, and she formed special bonds with most people who spent any amount of time with her. She loved her family and teachers especially, but would often surprise us with random acts of kindness – once even offering her snacks to a complete stranger on a plane. Allison loved drawing and wanted to be an artist, often turning parts of the house into an “art studio” with rows of pictures taped to the walls. She loved to laugh and was developing her own wonderful sense of humor that ranged from just being a silly six-year old to coming up with observations that more than once had us crying with laughter. She was a sweet, creative, funny, intelligent little girl who had an amazing life ahead of her. Our world is a lot darker now that she’s gone.
Statement from the Wyatt family

Benjamin Wheeler, 6

Donations can also be made to a fund established by the family. Send checks to the Benjamin Wheeler Fund, c/o Trinity Episcopal Church, 36 Main Street, Newtown, CT 06470.
To donate to the Oyster River Alumni Association’s fund to benefit the Wheeler family, visit // Donations to the fund are tax-deductible and will be dispensed in their entirety to the Wheeler family, minus PayPal transaction fees.

Ben’s Lighthouse, a charity established in memory of 6-year-old Ben Wheeler, offers community-building workshops in Newtown at the intersection of psychology, faith and social work to help residents heal and try to catch up with “an outside world that has largely moved on.” Donors can contribute online at, or mail checks payable to Ben’s Lighthouse Fund to:

  • Ben’s Lighthouse
  • P.O. Box 483 Newtown, CT
  • 06470

Allison Wyatt Memorial Fund

Parents of Allison Wyatt set up two funds in their daughter’s memory, one contributing to charities she would have supported and the other to help Allison’s sister. Donors contributing to the former are asked to make checks payable to the Allison Wyatt Memorial fund; for the latter, Ben Wyatt. Both should be mailed to:

  • Steve DeMartino, c/o
  • TransAct Technologies Inc.
  • One Hamden Center
  • 2319 Whitney Ave., Suite 3B
  • Hamden, CT
  • 06518

Donations can also be made via credit card at

Jack Pinto, 6, had an infectious smile and a love for sports. To celebrate his life, his family partnered with KIDS in the GAME, a nonprofit that offers underprivileged children the resources they need to participate in team sports. They encourage others to donate in his honor.

Six-year-old Charlotte Bacon was a free spirit who loved animals and the color pink. Her family created The Charlotte Helen Bacon Foundation to support and develop programs, scholarships and initiatives in line with her spirit and passions. These include a therapy dog program, a veterinary student scholarship, bereavement and grief research, and more. They’ve also released books in Charlotte’s memory.







2nd Distribution Committee

In November 2013 a 2nd Distribution Committee of the Sandy Hook School Support Fund was created to begin the work of looking at the unmet needs of the community and those most impacted by the tragedy in both the short and long term. The Committee is comprised of individuals who are Newtown/Sandy Hook residents and bring perspectives that are unique to how they were impacted by the tragedy.  Current members of this group are Kevin Cragin (lifelong Newtown resident and member of the Fire Commission), Karen Kravec (Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Newtown parent), Pastor Rob Morris (Pastor of Christ the King Lutheran Church and Newtown parent), Bob Schmidt (Licensed Professional Counselor and advocate for the surviving eyewitness children & their families), Curtis Urbina (Sandy Hook parent), Janet Vollmer (retired Sandy Hook School teacher), Jim Viadero (Newtown Chief of Police), Cheyanne Wirtz (mother of Allison Wyatt who died tragically at Sandy Hook School).

The Committee is charged with soliciting public input and making decisions on funding allocations granted by the Board of Directors. The Committee has distributed three community wide surveys and has issued reports on their findings and recommendations.

For an overview of spending from the Sandy Hook School Support Fund to date, please click here –SHSSF Spending TD – March 2020. This information is updated and posted monthly. For a list of grants, please click visit our Grants Awards page.


Stoneman Douglas School Shooting

Stoneman Douglas Never Again
Gun Control sign to let others at this Candle light Vigil know her views.

A makeshift memorial outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. (Gerald Herbert/AP)
Washington, D.C.-area students and supporters protest against gun violence with a lie-in outside of the White House on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, after 17 people were killed in a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., the previous week. Credit: Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call

Donate to the victims’ fund

The Broward Education Foundation, a nonprofit that raises money for the public schools in Broward County, has set up an official GoFundMe donation page for the victims of the Stoneman Douglas shooting.

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