Sympathy cards and letters for families touched by the Newtown, CT school shooting

I'm not sure what anyone could do for the families touched by today's elementary school shooting in Newtown, CT.  There are no answers that can make any of it make sense or make it right.  However the few times I have grieved over the death of a loved one, having someone else express their condolences helped a small bit.  

So if you would like to write a letter, consider writing a letter to the family of one or more of the victims below.  The US Postal service has setup a dedicated PO Box for doing so.

Messages of Condolence for Newtown

PO Box 3700

Newtown CT 06470

Names and ages of the victims (as published by the New York Times, 12/16/2012)


Charlotte Bacon, 6

Daniel Barden, 7

Olivia Engel, 6

Josephine Gay, 7

Ana Marquez-Greene, 6

Dylan Hockley, 6

Madeleine Hsu, 6

Catherine Hubbard, 6

Chase Kowalski, 7

Jesse Lewis, 6

James Mattioli, 6

Grace McDonnell, 7

Emilie Parker, 6

Jack Pinto, 6

Noah Pozner, 6

Caroline Previdi, 6

Jessica Rekos, 6

Avielle Richman, 6

Bemjamin Wheeler, 6

Allison Wyatt, 6


Rachel Davino, 29, teacher

 Dawn Hochsprung, 47, principal

Nancy Lanza, 52, mother of shooter

Anne Marie Murphy, 52, teacher

Lauren Rousseau, 30, teacher

Mary Sherlach, 56, school psychologist

Victoria Soto, 27, teacher


Newtown shootings


  1. pdancer on December 14, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    Any more updates of names of families we can send letters to?

  2. Shabbir on December 14, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    The Newtown police are saying they’ll release more tomorrow morning. I’ll update my page sometime this weekend.

  3. Madalyn Nash on December 15, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    Thank you so much for doing this! So awesome! I’ve been searching everywhere for an address to send a letter.

  4. almotherandteacher on December 16, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    I was looking for an address for my students to write letters tomorrow and your blog came up. However, it is very disturbing to me that you have the shooter listed under victims. His name needs to be removed and not spoken of. He is a disgrace of a human and should not have recognition as a victim. He is a coward. Please remove his name.