Lynnfield Teachers Create ‘Teddy Bears For Newtown’ To Comfort Children After Shooting

LYNNFIELD (CBS) – People all over the country feel powerless to help the community of Newtown but for two sisters from Lynnfield,  they hope their contribution comforts some of the children.

Emily and her sister Elizabeth are both teachers and their mission is Teddy Bears For Newtown.

“I just tried to think what would comfort a community and kids love teddy bears,” Emily Donnellan said.

Her sister hopes the kids find comfort.

“There are going to be a lot of kids having nightmares for a long time,” Elizabeth Donnellan said.

So their idea was born.

The sisters created a Facebook page and just a few days later, it started to spread.

Susan Furtados and her daughter Jessica had to help.

“I think it’s a great thing, it’s going to bring comfort to children to know people are thinking of them,” she said.

On Saturday, they will drive the teddy bears to Newtown where they will be distributed by the local newspaper.

The sisters hope to have one bear for every student.

Drop Off Locations

  •  18E Austin Court, Saugus (drop box)
  • 145 Harris St, Revere (drop box)
  • 37 Lakeview Ave, Natick (drop box)
  • All 4 branches of Cervizzi’s Martial Arts Academy, between 3:30 and 7:30 p.m.
  • Lynnfield branch- 5 Post Office Square
  • Winthrop branch- 63 Oodside Ave
  • North Reading branch- 6 Washington Street
  • North Andover branch- 1060 Osgood Street
  • The Dance Haven Center for Dance Education 379 Salem Street, Medford, 3:30 t0 9:30 p.m.
  • Gloucester Elks
  • Saugus Public Library
  • Mana Salon, 222 Center Street, Malden
  • Depot Liquors, 23 Enon St, Beverly

Donations will be accepted until Friday. For more information check their Facebook page.

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