Newtown, Conn., Overwhelmed by Outpouring of Support, Donations


One woman tweeted that she organized an arts and craft donation for children in Newtown; another woman baked cookies for her child's teacher and Julia Simens tweeted that she donated a bike helmet to a child in Indonesia in memory of the 20 children.

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Stefanie Watts of Egg Harbor, N.J., is crocheting 26 beanies for newborns at the Neonatal Unit at Cooper Hospital in Camden, N.J., in memory of the 20 children and six adults who lost their lives in Friday's massacre.

"It's a way to counteract evil with something good. We're better than this circumstance," said Watts, whose 30-year-old daughter, Alicia, works as a special education teacher at DC Prep, a charter school in Washington, D.C.

"Everyone has their life in harm's way, strange when you think of it as a teacher," Watts said. "We sometimes take their roles for granted, but it's important to understand how powerful that work is."

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