Saturday, March 9, 2013


Sandy Hook Ducks bringing happiness!

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

Pin this picture to help spread the word!!!

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.  


  1. This is wonderful!!! I'm totally going to do it with my kiddos too- I'm gonna pin tis so I don't forget. Thank you!
    ideas by jivey

    1. Yay! I told myself if I could get at least one other person donate, it would be worth a blog post! I just can't stop thinking about those kids! Thank you!


  2. So glad those children now have something happy to look forward to.
    Gonna do this with my class. Thanks for posting this, Dianne.


  3. So happy to see the ducks are giving as much to you as the kids! My son loves the ducks he has collected so far. The police officers are planning on sustaining their efforts thru the school year and 2013-2014 and we appreciate everyone's efforts! Many thanks a sandy hook mom.

  4. Diane,
    I am so honored that you visited my blog and shared this with me. I used to live in Watertown, CT and have been to Newtown many times...such a beautiful place. I hope your son is doing well. I pray for all of you every day. I've always wanted to do something that would help build the spirits of the students of Sandy Hook Elementary and the ducks are perfect. If your son ends up with a duck from The Woodlands, TX, you'll know it was from me and my class! Sending blessings and hugs!



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