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Fundraiser supports playgrounds honoring Sandy Hook

Stamford, CT | Added on April 04, 2014 At 03:34 PM

Totals from the Stamford-wide "Pennies for Playgrounds" fundraiser have been announced today.

Stamford Public Schools reports $21,817.22 was raised for the Sandy Ground: Where Angels Play Foundation through the district-wide fundraiser.

The Where Angels Play Foundation plans to build a playground at Stamford's West Beach this spring to honor the life of Jesse Lewis, a first grader who died in the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School.  The foundation is building 26 playgrounds in areas hit hard by Superstorm Sandy; one to honor each life lost at Sandy Hook.  

All 20 Stamford schools, the Adult Education program, and the Childcare Learning Center at Hillandale Avenue participated in the fundraiser which ran from March 3 through March 24.  Crystal Rock provided each school with large water bottles in which to collect their donations. Four Stamford Firefighters collected the donations from each location and brought them to First County Bank branches where bank employees counted and tracked each of the donations for the school district.

 “This was truly a community effort, and I am proud that the Stamford Public Schools are making such a generous contribution toward the next playground,” said Superintendent Winifred Hamilton. “I am especially grateful to the coordinators at each of our schools who volunteered to lead their school’s efforts and for their creativity in generating the enthusiasm that fueled such a successful campaign.”

The groundbreaking for the playground, commemorating the life of Jesse Lewis, is scheduled for Friday, May 2.  The ribbon cutting will be held on Sunday, May 4. For more information about the project, visit,


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