Two Northbrook residents are teaming up with local businesses to do what so many of us are trying to accomplish this week: figure out a way to help the victims of the Newtown school shooting.
Lindsey Heller and Lauren Dzakovich are both from Northbrook and are students at Indiana University, and came up with the fundraiser idea.
"Saddened by the news of the shooting, and as pre-service teachers at Indiana University, Lauren and I have decided to put this fundraiser together," Lindsey explained in an email. "We first decided to sell ribbons for small donations and create sympathy cards to send to the families and friends of the victims that lost their loved ones."
They then teamed up with local businesses, asking for items to be donated for a silent auction, and with La De Da and Josh's Hot Dogs. Heller and Dzakovich will have a table set up outside La De Da and hot dogs will be donated by Josh's.
Here's the note from Josh's Hot Dog's Facebook Page:
In the wake of the Sandy Hook Tragedy, we all want to help in any way possible to help Sandy Hook Elementary School and Newtown, CT. Here is one way you can make a difference....
This Friday, December 21, 2012. At La De Da, 1957 Cherry Lane in Northbrook, IL from 11am - 3pm. Please come out and donate to the Sandy Hook School Support Fund and receive a ribbon in honor of those victims and heroes affected by the December 14th shooting in Sandy Hook Elementary School. Donate money to receive a ribbon and make cards to show support. There will also be a silent auction taking place.
Josh's Hot Dogs will be giving out FREE HOT DOGS from 12pm - 1pm at this event!!!! Please show your support this Friday!!! Thank you so much.