I came across this post, which describes the "Hearts of Hope" project, intended to inject well-wishes and love into a heartbroken community. The post goes on to say:
In memory of the recent tragedy in Newtown we are hoping to come together as a community in the thought that those children are our children, and show the people of Newtown that we are in this together. So many of us watched the news with broken hearts and a feeling of helplesness. Here is the opportunity for all of us to show our love for Newtown, to let them know they are not alone. To let them know as they piece their lives back together that we are there to shed tears with them, pray with them, and help in anyway we can.
Here is what you can do: Cut out a paper heart, decorate it, and write a message of love (positive messages only please). Address them to Hearts of Hope and send one or many and mail them to:
Newtown Congregational Church
14 West Street
Newtown, CT 06470
First Church Congregational
148 Beach Road,
Fairfield CT 06824
We are going to take these hearts and cover Newtown with our love from around the world. We are going to take these hearts and hang them up in local businesses, churches, and banks so that no matter where the people of Newtown go they will be surrounded by love and reminded that from hate rises love and support. That humanity is still very much alive and if we band together with love and hope in our hearts we can accomplish so much more. It really does take a village...
Isn't this inspiring? I've been trying to get the word out locally so that we can spread some of our Canadian cheer. Please join me in this effort!
I sat down with my boys (ages 4 and 3) and I told them that there are some sad people and we're doing this to help them be happy. They were eager to do that!
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