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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.com or message us on facebook. 

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Lisa Buchman January 28, 2013 at 05:31 PM
Thanks for the update, Pam!
Pam Lee February 02, 2013 at 12:55 AM
The project is coming along nicely. Come see the progress at: https://www.facebook.com/ButterfliesForNewtown Lot's of pictures and project ideas
Paula Antolini February 02, 2013 at 02:45 AM
Wish we could hang these beautiful butterflies now! We need Spring :-).
Pam Lee February 02, 2013 at 03:33 AM
Paula, you are so right but my heart says they will come at just the right time. My love and prayers to all in Newtown and across the world that have been effected by this especially the families.
Pam Lee February 06, 2013 at 02:59 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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