Just before winter break, Prospect High School began a collection for the Sandy Hook School Support Fund, established by the United Way’s Western Connecticut chapter. The effort resulted in a generous response, not only from the school, but also, the community.
"The outpouring of support for our Sandy Hook School Support fund collection has been remarkable," said Dave Jacobson, Prospect Service Learning Coordinator. "We have collected over $2,200 in donations from our students, staff, parents, the communities of Mt. Prospect and Arlington Heights, and from individuals from as far away as Algonquin, Bloomingdale, Elgin, Lake Zurich, West Dundee, Palatine, and Lake in the Hills. One letter we received along with a check summed things up beautifully."
"Please know how incredibly sad and frustrated our family feels about the horrific losses your community has endured," stated a letter from a Prospect High School parent. "It is such a senseless tragedy and I so wish there was something our family could do to help ease the pain of everybody connected with the victims at Sandy Hook School. I just want you to know that our hearts and prayers are with you and we are praying for the Lord to bless your community with extra love and support during this holiday season. Your loss has touched all of us no matter how near or far we are from Sandy Hook Elementary School. Enclosed is a donation that our family hopes you can use to help your community in a positive way. God Bless you!”