As the Connecticut community lit candles for 20 children and 6 adults... Fresno moms and their kids yearned to help.
“She's 8 years old and she's the one that came and offered to help,” said Pamela Larson.
Pamela Larson's 8-year old daughter Hannah got to work with the rest of the Valley girl scouts... drawing and writing thoughts and poems to the Sandy Hook families.
“I think it hit home that these kids are her age. And hit home with a lot of us…” she said.
8 of the 12 girls killed were Daisy Girl Scouts.
Fresno's Girl Scout’s CEO says the Connecticut chapter came up with the idea as a way for young ones to help... and understand.
“Often times by working on projects they can really kind of get into the discussions that they might not ordinarily get into,” said Cathy Ferguson.
Michelle Perkins says her 12-year old daughter Emily poured her heart into the project.
She's been part of girls scouts since she was a first grader and these little girls were first graders themselves, and so it was important to her to help relate back to those girls.
If they're not crafting themselves... moms are raising money.
The moms club has already raised thousands of dollars for memorial costs.
“3 of the children’s moms were ‘moms club’ members so we're trying to help them,” said Michelle Olson with the Fresno Chapter.
Connecticut moms were just as involved.
And now... as the girls wrote in their poems
The community is stepping in to fill the void.
HOW YOU CAN GIVE BACK:
Help by Donating to the memorial fund:
1. Visit Sandy Hook Children's Memorial Proposed Playground
2. OR Visit http://www.indiegogo.com/SandyHookChildrensMemorialPlayground/x/1908091
Help By Sending Notes:
1. Drop off At Fresno Girl Scouts Store 1377 W. Shaw Ave Fresno, CA 93711
Monday thru Friday:
(800) 490-8653 ext 114
2. OR Mal it in...
From Cathy Ferguson, Girl Scouts of Central California, CEO:
Girl Scouts across the nation are encouraged to write down thoughts or prayers or art in the shape of the Girl Scout trefoil and send them to the Girl Scouts of Connecticut, Hartford Service Center, c/o Trefoil Project, 340 Washington St. Hartford, CT 06106. The trefoils of care will be presented to the Newtown Service Unit during a memorial service in mid-January.
With great feelings of sincerity, care and love,