What a dark day for this country. Whether you have kids, spend a lot of time with kids, or just have a big heart for little people, it’s difficult even to imagine the kind of pain the Robb Elementary community must be experiencing right now.
And as we all know too well, they are not the first, and unless things change, they won’t be the last. This is the 213th mass shooting and the 27th school shooting in 2022 so far.
Our little company exists to bring hope to kids and families - and turn that hope into meaningful action. In that spirit, here are some resources and actions you can take today:
- Go hug the kids you love. Remind them they are safe.
- Talk, listen, and process with them. Here are a few resources to support those conversations: Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers and How to Talk to Kids About School Shootings
- Call your senator and tell them to support HR8. The bill would require background checks on firearm sales or transfers throughout the US. Their contact information is here.
Let’s create a future for this country that prioritizes kids over guns.
Action over talk. Hope over fear.
Jessica & The Alltruists Team