NEWTOWN, CT - DECEMBER 24: A Christmas tree ornament reasds "America is Thinking about you!" at a memorial for those killed in the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 24, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. Donations and letters are pouring in from across the country as the town tries to recover from the massacre. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
People looking to help in the wake of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School have a new way to donate that will help teachers and students recover.
A donation website has been established that is dedicated to supporting the classroom efforts of teachers in Newtown. Money raised through DonorsChoose.org/Newtown will go directly to Newtown teachers to fund classroom projects and help purchase needed materials, according to a release from DonorsChoose.org.
"The selfless spirit of the teaching profession is currently on display throughout the Newtown school district," said Stefan Pryor, Connecticut Education Commissioner. "The teachers of Newtown know the needs of their students best. We hope that efforts such as this will aid Newtown educators -- modestly but meaningfully -- as they return to and restart their classrooms."
The funds may be used for anything fro art supplies, books and shelves, or even seeds and soil for a memorial garden.
"The outpouring of support bestowed on the Newtown community over the past week has been overwhelming,' said Newtown Superintendent of Schools Janet Robinson. "We are immensely grateful for this opportunity for donations to be directed straight into the classrooms to support the courageous and inspiring work of Newtown's teachers."
You can find out more about how to donate here.