"After the terrible tragedy that has taken place in Newtown, Connecticut I feel the lord is calling on me to do something. I have decided I want to collect teddy bears for each of the children that attend Sandy Hook Elementary. In such a terrible time like this I want them to be comforted. I know a teddy bear is so small and can no way take all of the pain away that was caused by this day, but I hope a new fuzzy friend to hug will help."
My name is Alysa and I am a twenty year old from a small town in central Illinois.
Above is what I posted on a facebook group I created called "Teddys for Newtown."
I have asked many people to help me collect bears to send your way! Within an hour of creating the page, I had a huge response and so many of my friends and family are excited to help!
My heart aches for the community of Newtown. I happen to be studying elementary education at Illinois State University, so I feel a special connection to the children and teachers at the school. Soon, teddys will be sent your way!