Safe and Sound Schools Joins the Global #GivingTuesday Movement

Pledges to raise money to provide school safety outreach and resources to schools in need

BOSTON, MA, Oct. 28, 2016 – Safe and Sound Schools has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. With its new initiative called Change for School Safety, Safe and Sound Schools encourages everyone to collect change to donate towards school safety. Occurring this year on November 29, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday. #GivingTuesday kicks-off the holiday giving season and inspires people to collaborate in improving their local communities by encouraging them to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.   

Safe and Sounds Schools together with the #GivingTuesday movement and its own Change for School Safety initiative empowers people to raise money to help them improve school safety nationwide. Change for School Safety encourages families to create their own school safety donation jar. From now until #GivingTuesday, people will collect change and donate it to Safe and Sound Schools on #GivingTuesday. On November 29 individuals, communities and organizations can celebrate worldwide generosity by donating to Safe and Sound Schools through,  Spotfund, or by check at P.O. Box 173 · Newtown, CT 06470.

“We cannot do this work alone,” said Michele Gay, co-founder and executive director of Safe and Sound Schools. “We need all hands on deck to help us create change for school safety. Donations collected from Change for School Safety will help us create resources and reach more schools, so we urge everyone to join us in making change.

“We have been incredibly inspired by the generosity in time, efforts and ideas that have brought our concept for a worldwide movement into reality,” said Henry Timms, founder of #GivingTuesday. “As we embark on our fifth year of #GivingTuesday, we are encouraged by the early response from partners eager to continue making an impact in this global conversation.”   

Those who are interested in joining Safe and Sound Schools’ #GivingTuesday and Change for School Safety initiative, can visit the Change for School Safety website. For more details about the #GivingTuesday movement, visit the #GivingTuesday website.

About Safe and Sound Schools

Safe and Sound Schools is a non-profit organization founded by Sandy Hook parents who lost their children during the Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy. Winner of the 2015 SBANE New England Innovation Award for nonprofits, Safe and Sound Schools is dedicated to empowering communities to improve school safety through discussion, collaboration, planning, and sharing of information, tools, and resources. To get involved, visit

About #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is a movement to celebrate and provide incentives to give—the 2016 iteration will be held on November 29, 2016. This effort harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners—nonprofits, businesses and corporations as well as families and individuals—to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. #GivingTuesday inspires people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they celebrate and help create a better world. #GivingTuesday harnesses the power of social media to create a global moment dedicated to giving around the world. To learn more about #GivingTuesday participants and activities or to join the celebration of giving, please visit: