Butterflies for Newtown

Paper Butterflies are being mailed from all over the world to Pomfret CT where they are being held till spring when they will replace the Paper Snowflakes in Newtown, CT.

In the aftermath of the tragic event in Newtown, Connecticut, people from around the world are being asked to create Paper Butterflies that will be sent to Sandy Hook Elementary School,  Newtown, CT as well as the Police and Fire Departments of Newtown for an ongoing show of love and support.  Send to the address below; do not send to Newtown directly.  

Paper Butterflies will be used to decorate the school as the seasons change.  The butterflies can be made any size up to 18" diameter. Please color them on both sides so they can be viewed in the rooms and outside from the windows. They can also be hung as if in flight if you tie a line of string or fishing line to them.  Schools are asked to instruct teachers that want to participate to create a single paper butterfly per classroom as a class project. Having all the children decorate a single Paper Butterfly will decrease the numbers of butterflies mailed and increase the numbers of schools represented in Newtown. You might have heard that many more paper snowflakes came in than could ever be used. We pledge to use each and every paper butterfly sent.

Butterflies can be sent NOW and should arrive no later than March 15th.  They will be brought to the school for the teachers to decorate their rooms as the season changes.  The paper snowflakes were such a beautiful show of love and support and as the seasons change we want to continue that for the people of Newtown.   When the earth transforms from the cold and dark of winter the butterflies will help usher in spring with the promise that “We will never forget.”

Paper Butterflies can be sent to:Butterflies for Newtown
c/o The Bakers Dozen, 24 Mashmamoquet Rd., Pomfret Center, CT 06259

Follow the progress of the butterflies at:http://www.facebook.com/ButterfliesForNewtown

Contact us at: plee1825@yahoo.comor message us on facebook.

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Pam Lee January 29, 2013 at 03:17 AM
Hi Kelley, Just waiting to hear back from Kelley M. President of the MGE PTA. I'd be thrilled to hand over the reigns. If this is you I sent you a message.
Pam Lee February 02, 2013 at 12:51 AM
The project is coming along nicely. Come see the progress at: https://www.facebook.com/ButterfliesForNewtown Lot's of pictures and project ideas
Lois Imbriano Barber February 02, 2013 at 03:57 PM
I am hoping a real butterfly garden will be part of one of the Sandy Hook Memorials.
Pam Lee February 03, 2013 at 03:30 AM
Yes, me too. If there is anything that I can do to help with that I would love to. I live in butterfly world. I'm sure if there is space available and it is part of the overall plan that the local Master Gardener Association would be honored to be asked to tend it. UConn's association with the MG brings a wealth of knowledge they would love to plan an awesome garden.
Pam Lee February 06, 2013 at 02:54 AM
Dear Friends, Sad News for you. It has been decided after all that the Organization Responsible for Decorating the Schools does not wish to replace the snowflakes with the butterflies. I know I'm sad too. The support keeps pouring in town and they ask that if you have made Butterflies if you would please use them to support and spread cheer in your neighborhood. I initially had the go ahead but now.....


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