Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Local children make snowflakes for Sandy Hook students

When the children who survived the deadly shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut return to school, they will be walking into a winter wonderland.

To make this happen, the parent-teacher-student association at Sandy Hook Elementary is asking school children across the nation for homemade snowflakes.

Some little ones at the UIS Cox's Children's Center are answering their call for help. The idea is to have children helping other children heal through artwork. But the director here believes it's more than just that.

"A lot of this is for the adults here who are trying to make sense of this senseless act," said Stacey Gilmore, director of the UIS Cox's Children's Center. "I think as teachers and parents and educators and siblings, we're struggling. So this is something that we thought would help."

The Cox's Center was featured by WICS-TV 20 on December 21, 2012.

Watch the story online