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Newtown, Conn., Officials Ask the Public to Stop Sending Gifts

DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images(NEWTOWN, Conn.) -- Officials in Newtown, Conn., are requesting the public not send any more gifts to the mourning community that is still dealing with the aftereffects of the deadly shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Although the officials appreciate the support from the public, they instead recommend sending funds to the Sandy Hook School Support Fund at Newtown Savings Bank, which has a partnership with United Way, reports The Newtown Bee.

A transition team will decide how best to distribute the money from the fund.

Newtown Savings Bank and United Way will not receive any portions of the fund; all of the money will go directly back to the community.

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