From November 19 to December 14 please perform acts of kindness in honor of the 26 lives lost at Sandy Hook Elementary.
Report by Paula Antolini
Nov 19, 2014 9:12AM EDT
Today starts the second annual “26 Days of Kindness” in memory of the Sandy Hook victims. From November 19 to December 14 please perform acts of kindness in honor of the 26 lives lost at Sandy Hook Elementary. Each day is devoted to one of the victims.
This event began last year and was the idea of Ashley Petersen, 25, from Southbury, CT, a Newtown High School graduate who also attended the Sandy Hook Elementary School. She was touched by the tragedy and wanted to encourage people to do acts of kindness for 26 days in tribute to the 26 children and educators who passed away on Dec. 14, 2012. The success of last year’s event lead to the continuation of the event to this year with many supporters.
There are many ways you can share your kindness, if even in a small way. You can tailor your charitable act to the interests of the person being honored that day, or do an act of kindness in any regard.
Day 1 (today) starts with Lauren Gabrielle Rosseau, a teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary School. A 2013 ctpost.com article says her friends referred to her as “an angel here on earth” who touched many lives, and also used an “angel smiley-face” when sending instant messages.
Feel free to share your acts of kindness, photos, memories, or pictures. Spread the kindness!
Today is the first day; what will you do?
November 19, Day 1 in honor of Lauren Rousseau
November 20, Day 2 in honor of Noah Pozner
November 21, Day 3 in honor of Rachel Marie D’Avino
November 22, Day 4 in honor of Caroline Previdi
November 23, Day 5 in honor of Daniel Barden
November 24, Day 6 in honor of Allison Wyatt
November 25, Day 7 in honor of Grace McDonnell
November 26, Day 8 in honor of Charlotte Bacon
November 27, Day 9 in honor of Emilie Parker
November 28, Day 10 in honor of Olivia Engel
November 29, Day 11 in honor of Mary Sherlach
November 30, Day 12 in honor of Jack Pinto
December 1, Day 13 in honor of Madeleine F. Hsu
December 2, Day 14 in honor of Avielle Richman
December 3, Day 15 in honor of Catherine Hubbard
December 4, Day 16 in honor of Victoria Leigh Soto
December 5, Day 17 in honor of Dylan Hockley
December 6, Day 18 in honor of Jesse Lewis
December 7, Day 19 in honor of Ana Grace Márquez-Greene
December 8, Day 20 in honor of Anne Marie Murphy
December 9, Day 21 in honor of Chase Kowalski
December 10, Day 22 in honor of Benjamin Wheeler
December 11, Day 23 in honor of Josephine Gay
December 12, Day 24 in honor of James Mattioli
December 13, Day 25 in honor of Jessica Rekos
December 14, Day 26 in honor of Dawn Hochsprung
Ashley Peterson will oversee the event on the Facebook page 26 Days of Kindness.