Newtown Alumni Create “Newtown Pride” T-shirts for Victims & Survivors

Newtown Alumni Create “Newtown Pride” T-shirts for Victims & Survivors

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As alumni of Newtown High School, we, like the rest of the world, were
stunned at the horrific news from home.  Graduates of the NHS Class of
2001 reached out to each other through Facebook, connecting those who
have moved to the other side of the country with those of us who
stayed in the area.  But whether near or far, the overwhelming
sentiments were all the same, we wanted to do something to help and we
wanted the world to know how proud we are of Newtown. One classmate
posted a picture of a t-shirt she made a few years ago for herself and
her friends which very simply said “I ❤ Newtown” in the state of CT
outline. Within moments, other classmates and community members
responded, saying they would buy a shirt like that to both raise money
for Sandy Hook’s victims and proudly support our town.

With that a simple idea was born. One alum who works in marketing
offered to help get the t-shirts and arrange a printer. Another
volunteered to help create a website. Thus www.newtownpride.com was
ready to go. Not only is it important for us to help our own, but to
let the world to know we are so proud of our community, our schools,
our neighbors, and will continue to be proud that we grew up here.
What is most telling in all this, is that the concept for these
t-shirts was born long before this event shattered us. These t-shirts
were born because our classmate like ourselves, always loved Newtown
and we always will.

All proceeds will be donated to the Sandy Hook PTA and shirts can be
ordered through www.newtownpride.com and updates can be seen at
facebook.com/newtownpride

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