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My name is Craig, and I was born and raised in Newtown, CT. It was a beautiful place to grow up, and I will always think of Newtown as my home. In light of the recent tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, I have decided to organize an online fundraiser to benefit the families of the 26 children and faculty members that were lost on that day.
My hope is to raise $26,000- one dollar at a time. By keeping the suggested donation price at $1 (you can always donate more if you wish), we can allow anyone the opportunity to donate to this fund, and when we reach our goal of $26,000 we will have reached it together. As a community, as a town.
The song "Leaving Home," (which can be streamed by clicking 'play' on the video box icon with the black 'Town of Newtown' ribbon) is available for free download to all who donate. It was written for my wife a couple of months ago, and then recorded after a recent trip to Newtown on the 16th of December. The song is about love, staying together, supporting one another, loss, moving on, and being brave in the face of the unknown. It seemed appropriate that this song be included as a part of this fundraiser.
All proceeds of this fundraiser will go directly to the United Way of Western CT in support of the Sandy Hook School Support Fund.
Please help us achieve this goal. Once you have donated, click HERE to download an MP3 of 'Leaving Home.'
Thank you so much for your generosity,
Words & Music, Vocals & Guitar: C. Schoenbaum
Bass Guitar, Recording & Mixing courtesy of Dave Lowenthal
Mastered by Butch Jones @ Beathaven