Young Students Honor Sandy Hook Tragedy

Christmas of Hope Can ReturnAs a follow-up to our post in December regarding a Christmas of Hope, we’d like to share the story published on Channel 7. We’re proud to have these two young boys as our patients.

Good things happening because of our areas youngest this holiday season. Brothers Jacob and Matthew Slowinski raised money to donated Christmas gifts to their peer at Buffalo Public School #54. They came up with the idea after the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary and wanted to honor those that lost their life that day.

The Slowinski brother’s goal was to raise $2,000 dollars but with help from their church, orthodontists office, family and friends, they exceeded their goal by over $1,000. Instead of only being able to give to 20 children, the number of young elementary school kids who lost their lives in the Sandy Hook tragedy, they were able to give to 26 children – the number of adults and children who died that day.

The brother’s spent many hours shopping with their family and their lists picking out toys for young and older girls and boys. They were able to give toys, clothes and various other items the children were in need of.

The Slowinski’s and their friends spent Thursday afternoon handing out all 26 duffel bags full of goodies to the kids at school #54 and were so happy to see their peers happy.

The brother’s hope to do it again next year.