Kids Stick Together— A Gibbs Project for Sandy Hook

UPADTE: Ms. White's class won the KTHV "Hometown Hero" Award and $100 for the Sandy Hook Fund

On Wednesday, January 23, students in Jennifer White’s third grade class at Gibbs International Magnet School, 1115 W. 16th St., began a project called KIDS STICK TOGETHER to help students, staff, and families at Sandy Hook Elementary, where tragedy struck in Newtown, Connecticut. 

The third graders chose to make hand-crafted items at home using colorful duct tape and other materials and then selling them during lunch, 11:30am-12:10pm, Prices range from one penny to five dollars and include: book marks, decorated pens (roses perfect for Valentine’s Day), hair bows, Valentine’s greeting cards, and even wallets. Items will be for sale until the end of the school year. If you are interested in supporting their cause, please visit Gibbs and sign in at the front desk.
In the first week, the project raised over $500 to provide counseling at the HealingHearts Center for Grieving Children and Families in neighboring Danbury. Craft sales will continue to support counseling programs at the Healing Hearts and should continue to grow because other classrooms are getting involved making handcrafts to sell or donating materials. The Gibbs community has embraced this project because, as White’s third graders have declared, “Kids Stick Together, No Matter What.”  
 Janis Hogan of Newtown, Connecticut, says her community was appreciative of the students’ efforts, “On behalf of the families and thousands of people here who have been devastated by this tragedy, I extend our warmest thanks. After viewing the news clip about your project there wasn’t a dry eye in the building,” she said.
Kids Stick Together
A Craft Sale to Benefit Sandy Hook

Mondays – Fridays, 11:30am – 12:10pm
Gibbs International Magnet
1115 W. 16th St.