Newtown Charities Coordination Committee was originally created to provide information about funds set up after the Sandy Hook tragedy of December 14, 2012. It previously served as a central location where town residents — and people from across the globe — could find information on charitable funds and organizations related to Sandy Hook. It was the committee’s hope that organizations with similar objectives could collaborate and work together for the greater good of the community, including referral of funding sources that may fit better with other organizations, sharing of resources and best practices, and merging forces when it made sense to do so. In such cases, the committee served as a liaison in organizing any conferences, meetings, or summits among various groups to enhance the successful ongoing recovery and healing efforts within the community.
Moving forward, in addition to curating information on charities for Sandy Hook, the website will focus on also highlighting additional community efforts throughout Fairfield County and the state of Connecticut.