From Sandy Hook to Sandy — commit to Ann Curry’s 26 acts of kindness

NBC host Ann Curry is encouraging everyone this holiday season to commit to “26 Acts of Kindness” in honor of the 26 victims who died in last Friday’s Sandy Hook elementary school shooting.

Curry’s message has spread rapidly across social media sites and has inspired many people to commit to acts of kindness, both big and small.

“I know the truth: if you do good, you feel good. It’s the most selfish thing you can do. Right now, this country wants to heal. I think the only thing comforting in the face of a tragedy like this is to do something good with it if you can. Be a part of that wave.” Curry told NBC News, in response to the out pour of support from fans.

Join Curry’s “26 acts of kindness” movement and donate this holiday season.

And here are some other organizations that we recommend giving back to this holiday season, from donating funds the Sandy Hook Elementary victims to giving blankets and food to those still impacted by the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

United Way of Western Connecticut

An official fund for families and victims affected by the tragic events in Newtown and Sandy Hook Elementary

“While the eyes of the world may be on Newtown/Sandy Hook, to our staff, volunteers and contributors, Newtown is home. We will stand with the community and everyone affected directly and indirectly by this tragic event as we face the days and weeks ahead.”

To donate click here

Newton Youth and Family Services via Caroline’s Gift

A non-profit organization for emergency counseling for families, community members or staff involved in the Sandy Hook Elementary school tragedy.

“Caroline’s Gift was established in 1996 by a Newtown family in memory of their daughter Caroline. The fund’s charitable purpose is to assist Newtown families coping with the physical and mental needs of their children.”

To donate click here