Newtown Sends Out Last Post-Shooting Donations

By PAT EATON-ROBB
|  Tuesday, Apr 9, 2013  |  Updated 12:11 PM EDT
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Newtown Sends Out Last Post-Shooting Donations

Jeff Saperstone, NBC Connecticut

Newtown has donated several of the items donated after the shooting.

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Newtown officials and the families of those killed at Sandy Hook Elementary school have given away nearly 64,000 stuffed animals and thousands of other gifts that poured into town after the massacre.

An official said the last boxes of toys, teddy bears and school supplies were shipped out of the warehouse the town had been using on March 29.

Sandy Hook and later Newtown families were able to pick what they wanted from the donations, through town-sponsored giveaways.

The rest went to charities, mostly chosen by the victims' families. They include hospitals, programs for children with mental health issues, victims of Superstorm Sandy and even street children in India.
 

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