Crossposting from Crafting for Charity:
From the onion article on The Jesus Fuck Why Shootings;
Americans reported feelings of overwhelming disgust [...] above all with their own pathetic goddamn selves, sitting in front of a fucking computer instead of doing fucking anything to help anyone
It kind of makes me want to just do something because goddamn.
I wonder if perhaps us crafters could make some nice comforting things and send them to the families of the victims and the survivors? I want to help them because Fuck, and I can't think of anything else they'd need right now than just comfort.
Would anyone else be interested in helping the victims out like this? I'm thinking that a hand-made stuffed animal or pillow or blanket or something could be of help.
After a little bit of research I found two Atheist groups in Connecticut;
I would imagine that they would have more connections locally and would be able to work with/through them to get support gifts to the families hurt. They'd give it a physical presence, too.
I'd recommend we work with the Atheist Humanist Society, personally. They seem to already be involved in community outreach more than CV Atheists.
We could also contact the school and see if they would be willing to work with us directly- but I have a feeling that that would be unwelcome stress at a time like this.
Anyways, if other people want to participate in this, we'll need someone who is able to do so to contact the Atheist groups (or just the Atheist Humanist Society) and see if they would be able/willing to work with us.