I heard about this story and I just had to share. It's a story of a small kindness growing in to a boat-load of joy. To keep the joy going, help is needed. Here's why.......
Following the Sandy Hook tragedy, a Kiwanis Club in Colorado sent a small box of plastic ducks to the children who were affected.
The box was opened by someone from the newly created School Resource Office of the Monroe, CT Police Department, the community where the Sandy Hook children were now going to school. One of the Resource Officers got the idea to place the ducks around the school. The entire school fell in love with the little ducks and started to look forward to finding them every day.
Since January, the School Resource Dept. has placed over 2,000 ducks in the school. The children are collecting them and trading them. Every day they look forward to seeing if there will be new and different ducks. In February, the newly created Newtown Duck was given to every child in the school
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The problem is, THEY NEED MORE DUCKS! If you are like me, this tugs on my heart strings.
I love the idea of creating a little happiness for those children. I ordered some ducks from Oriental Trading and will get my students to sign them before we ship them off.
If you'd like to donate ducks, send them to:
Ducks of Sandy Hook
3 Sims Lane
Newtown, CT 06470
Also, check out their The Ducks of Sandy Hook Facebook page to read more about this.