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Tamara DeSuze (back) helps make snowflakes for children (Credit: Fran Berkman)

Tamara DeSuze (back) helps make snowflakes for children at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. with her two young daughters Alexis DeSuze, 6, (left) and Layla DeSuze, 4, (right) at the Snowflakes for Sandy event at Sip This coffeehouse in Valley Stream. (Dec. 30, 2012)

Snowflakes for Sandy Hook

During the Snowflakes for Sandy event at Sip This coffeehouse in Valley Stream, volunteers created crafts for children at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

Valley Stream residents Joy Pressley, 12, (left) and
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Valley Stream residents Joy Pressley, 12, (left) and Nicole Carter, 13, (back left) help guests create crafts for children at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. at the Snowflakes for Sandy event held at Sip This coffee house in Valley Stream. (Dec. 30, 2012)

Organizers and volunteers at the Snowflakes for Sandy
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Organizers and volunteers at the Snowflakes for Sandy event chat with guests and hand out supplies at Sip This coffeehouse in Valley Stream. From left to right: Valley Stream Mom blogger Kimberly Thomas; Joy Pressley, a member of Sparkle Empowerment Program for Girls; Baldwin resident Natalie Nelson, a fourth-grade teacher at Clear Stream Avenue Elementary School in Valley Stream, are among those creating crafts for children at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. (Dec. 30, 2012)

Baldwin resident Natalie Nelson, a fourth grade teacher
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Baldwin resident Natalie Nelson, a fourth grade teacher at Clear Stream Avenue Elementary School in Valley Stream, (left) and Nicole Carter, 13, a member of the Sparkle Empowerment Program for Girls, (right) assist during the Snowflakes for Sandy event at Sip This coffeehouse in Valley Stream. Volunteers were creating crafts for children at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. (Dec. 30, 2012)

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Tamara DeSuze (back) helps make snowflakes for children
(Credit: Fran Berkman)

Tamara DeSuze (back) helps make snowflakes for children at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. with her two young daughters Alexis DeSuze, 6, (left) and Layla DeSuze, 4, (right) at the Snowflakes for Sandy event at Sip This coffeehouse in Valley Stream. (Dec. 30, 2012)

Valley Stream residents Stephanie Pontillo, 26, co-owner of
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Valley Stream residents Stephanie Pontillo, 26, co-owner of Sip This coffeehouse in Valley Stream, (left) and barista Jen Laxton, 16, serve bagels, baked goods, coffee and other beverages to customers during the Snowflakes for Sandy event where volunteers were creating crafts for children at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. (Dec. 30, 2012)

At the Snowflakes for Sandy event at Sip
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At the Snowflakes for Sandy event at Sip This coffeehouse in Valley Stream, families crowd around a table to make crafts for children at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. From left to right: former Valley Stream residents Ellen Tully and her nephew Hudson Roman, 5, along with current Valley Stream residents Victoria Andreo, 7, and her mother Christine Andreo. (Dec. 30, 2012)

At Sip This coffeehouse in Valley Stream, guests
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At Sip This coffeehouse in Valley Stream, guests of the Snowflakes for Sandy event take a break from crafting. From left to right: Valley Stream Village Trustee Dermond Thomas; Justin Hunter, 7; Cole Thomas, 4; Olivia Thomas, 4; Darius Nelson, 3; Natalie Cange and her son Emmanuel Cange, 1, are among those creating crafts for children at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. (Dec. 30, 2012)

Valley Stream Mom blogger Kimberly Thomas, right, chats
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Valley Stream Mom blogger Kimberly Thomas, right, chats with guests while making paper snowflakes during the Snowflakes for Sandy event at Sip This coffeehouse in Valley Stream. Thomas organized the event creating crafts for children at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. (Dec. 30, 2012)

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During the Snowflakes for Sandy event, Sip This
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During the Snowflakes for Sandy event, Sip This coffeehouse is decorated with bright paintings depicting scenes of Valley Stream. Volunteers were creating crafts for children at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. (Dec. 30, 2012)

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