You may remember us sharing the amazing organization, Watsi with you during our 31 Days of Giving. Watsi is like Kickstarter for charity, this new nonprofit enables you to directly fund low-cost, high-impact medical treatments for people in need. In celebration of International Women’s Day we want to showcase some of their current projects.
We will be heading out on vacation (yes, vacation!) through Incredible India in a few short weeks and you can’t get members of Love Infinitely on a holiday without also doing some volunteer work.
Christmas is just 5 days away and if you are looking for last minute gifts that give back, we’ve got some awesome suggestions for you!
~One of our favorites is to sponsor or ‘adopt‘ an animal in a loved one’s name. You can adopt a penguin, a shark, a wolf, an elephant, a tiger, a gorilla, a rescued farm animal, an Indian street dog and if you’re worried about your adoption package not arriving on time, you can download a certificate of adoption to give on the day of.
~Plant a tree as a gift. Help protect and restore one of the Earth’s biggest and most endangered tropical forests. One dollar plants one tree and helps support the Conservancy’s Plant a Billion Trees campaign in the Atlantic Forest of Brazil. When you give Plant a Billion Trees as a gift, you can select the number of trees you plant and to help save paper, you can set up an e-card to announce your gift on any day you choose.
Happy Week Three of our 31 Days of Giving!
This week we want to keep it simple.
There is such heavy sadness surrounding the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School. If you are looking for ways to help, donate or just contribute a bit of love and kindness their way, we’ve got a list to get you started.
Charlotte Bacon: Christ the King Lutheran Church, 85 Mt. Pleasant Rd., Newtown, CT 06470.
Daniel Barden: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Daniel’s name to the Sandy Hook School Support Fund, c/o Newtown Savings Bank, 39 Main Street, Newtown, CT 06470, or checks may be dropped off at any Newtown Savings Bank branch location. To donate online, go to https://newtown.uwwesternct.org
Josephine Gay: In celebration of her joyful and giving spirit, a charitable fund is being created in her honor. Information about this fund and her life will be released to the media shortly.
Dylan Hockley: Memorial contributions may be made to the Dylan Hockley Memorial Fund, 34 Charter Ridge Road, Sandy Hook, CT, 06482
Catherine Hubbard: In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations be made to the Newtown Animal Center, PO Box 475, Newtown, CT 06470
Chase Kowalski: In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Chase Kowalksi Scholarship Fund, c/o Peoples Bank, 470 Monroe Tpke., Monroe, CT 06468
James Mattioli: In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in James’ memory to the James R. Mattioli Memorial Fund c/o Newtown Savings Bank, 39 Main Street, Newtown CT 06470.
Noah Pozner: Memorial contributions may be directed to the planting of trees in Israel.
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.
Jessica Rekos: Memorial contributions may be made to the Newtown Rotary Sandy Hook School Fund, PO Box 263, Newtown, CT 06482.
Victoria Soto: The family has requested in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the Victoria L. Soto Memorial Fund for Education, through the Funeral Home. For more information or to make an online condolence please visit www.adzimafuneralhome.com.
Benjamin Wheeler: It is suggested that contributions in Benjamin’s memory be made to the Benjamin Wheeler Fund. The B.C. Bailey Funeral Home of Wallingford has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Or maybe you can just write a letter or support:
Send a letter of support. Sometimes a kind word is really all that people need. The United States Postal Service has assigned the families their own postal box. Mail letters to Message of Condolence, P.O. Box 3700, Newtown, CT 06470.
And lastly, you can give a teddy bear. The people at the Newtown Bee newspaper are collecting enough teddy bears to give one of the comfort items to each of the children who survived the massacre.
We are at a loss for words but every little bit of love we can pour into the situation and the surviving children and families will hopefully help ease the grief just a little.
~B & the Love Infinitely Team
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