The tragic events of Newtown still weigh heavily on the minds and hearts of so many of us this holiday season. In response, the Philanthropy News Digest published a list of groups with a track record of working on mental health issues and services for youth that is worth consulting here.
In the same blog post they highlighted a collection of reports about gun violence in America prepared by the Foundation Center´s Issue Lab. A report by the nonpartisan Grassroots coalition Brady Campaign to Stop Gun Violence heads the list. They have been a vocal and tireless advocate for reducing gun violence. A visit to their site starts make clear the magnitude of the issue …. as I write their counter of people shot in America in 2012 is at 97,343… 143 so far today, at noon on a Wednesday.
If your family wants to reach out instead to the families of Newtown themselves, here are groups working in Connecticut recommended by the Center for High Impact Philanthropy. (See the full blog post here):
May 2013 be a year of more peace and less violence.