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Quilt of Hope

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A hand-decorated quilt bearing messages of hope will soon make its way from Miller Avenue Elementary School to the new Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.  The Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) at the school generated the idea of the quilt, anonymous donations were given to fund the project and squares of fabric were sent home to families to customize. These squares were transformed into messages of hope, from one family and learning community to another with “Kids Helping Kids,” then stitched together by the PTO to make the quilt that is briefly on display in the building’s lobby before being sent off to Connecticut. In the words of Miller Avenue’s PTO President, Jo Napolitano, "For some moments in life there are no words. May this quilt, created by our children, be a symbol of hope to the families of Sandy Hook. It is through faith that more things done in this world are done by hope. A gift we can only give one another."