Friday, February 7, 2014

Newtown's Catherine Hubbard Story

Update: Since writing this post, I've learned from the producers that they decided that a Kickstarter campaign is not the best path for ensuring that Tell Them I Am Kind is made. The producers instead will be accepting donations, with the same incentives as were originally advertised, directly at Tell Them I Am Kind, and 100 percent of the donations will go toward the documentary and not for Kickstarter fees. It's also possible to donate via PayPal or by check. I believe strongly in this project and hope you'll consider it. ~ Maureen

Tell them I am kind.*
~ Catherine Hubbard, Age 6 

We find a place for what we lose.
~ Sigmund Freud

On December 14, 2012, a 20-year-old lone gunman forever disturbed "the way we were" in Newtown, Connecticut. We all know how the horrible story of the "Sandy Hook Shooter" unfolded. 

Where that story ended, however, another was taken up, and it is that new story that will create the legacy of first-grader Catherine Hubbard, age 6, one of the 20 children who died that tragic day.

Catherine Hubbard, who had her own business cards reading "Catherine's Animal Shelter", passionately dreamed of founding a sanctuary for the animals she loved. Sometimes, dreams can become reality: In late 2014, The Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary will break ground in Newtown on a 32-acre plot of state park land.

Helping to realize Catherine Hubbard's dream and the legacy her family is creating in her name is Sit. Good Girl Productions, of Alexandria, Virginia, headed by Judy Plavnick Kiley and Katy J. Nelson.

Kiley and Nelson are producing a documentary, Tell Them I am Kind - Newtown's Catherine Hubbard Story, that will ensure Catherine's important story is told. Today, they launched a funding project on Kickstarter. I'm a contributor to this wonderful project that is a homage to life and humbly ask that you consider making a donation to ensure this film is made and that Catherine Hubbard's legacy is preserved. 

Video about the documentary may be viewed at Kickstarter and on the Tell Them I Am Kind Website

* "Tell you friends that I am kind" is what Catherine Hubbard used to whisper to the butterflies that would attend her whenever she sat patiently waiting for them to visit her.

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