LANCASTER – Antelope Valley residents are banding together to help Connecticut’s Parent Teacher Student Association in their “snowflake drive.”
The organization is requesting homemade snowflakes to decorate Sandy Hook Elementary school, come January, as a winter wonderland for returning students.
Palmdale resident Julia Ochoa is creating over 300 snowflakes for the cause using the simple design taught in schools.
“I usually cut snowflakes all year round,” said Ochoa. “I saw this as an opportunity to use this random talent for a really good cause.”
The snowflake drive has spread nationwide, grabbing the attention of people everywhere. The goal is to create a complete winter wonderland by January 12, when students return to Sandy Hook.
Sandy Hook is the elementary school in Newtown, CT that experienced the tragic shooting on Dec. 14 that killed 20 first-grade students and six adult staff.
“I hope it brings them joy,” said Ochoa. “I hope when they return to school and see all the snowflakes, that it lightens their hearts after a break full of funerals and sadness.”
Whether the snowflakes are a simple fold design, or something very intricate, all donations are accepted.
Everyone is encouraged to participate in the snowflake drive.
For further details, as well as contact information, visit the CT PTSA website at http://www.ctpta.org/SANDY-HOOK-FUND.html.
Should you wish to participate in the snowflake drive, here are some tutorials to get you started.