Charity: Sandy Hook Promise and OPI Launch Sandy Hook Green at Salon-a-Thon
Sandy Hook Green is a new, limited-edition nail color created by OPI. The color is produced in partnership with Sandy Hook Promise and features the bright, bold green that has become associated with holistic solutions to stem violence.
Read the inspiring story of how two mothers of Sandy Hook first grade students created the idea of Sandy Hook Green as a way join the national discussion on how to prevent further tragedies:
Jennifer Stoltz is the mother of a first grader that survived the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Her son's teacher hid her 15 students in the classroom bathroom and saved his life, and they are forever grateful to her. She had felt helpless after the events of 12/14 and felt in shock for many weeks to come, consumed by grief for good friends, community and for what could have been for her family. Their family lost some very special people, and she felt she needed to do something to help her family and community to heal. This project is something she continues to feel inspired by and driven to work on. Jennifer wants to spread the message that there is hope for our world if we all take a stand for what we believe in. Wearing Sandy Hook Green is a way to let others know what you stand for -- and to join the discussion on how to prevent further tragedies and spread the messages of love and compassion.
Dana Schicker is the mother of a first grader at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Her daughter survived the tragic events of 12/14 although the family remains deeply affected by that day. They lost a dear loved one and trying to make sense of their new world has been a difficult road.
Knowing that the entire community had been touched, in some way, by that horrible day she began to have an overwhelming sense to help her family, her friends, and her community move through the grieving process and find their way to a place of healing and peace. Although they are still very much in that process, the creation of Sandy Hook Green is an inspiring way to come together as a community, show our love and support and, "help turn this tragedy into a moment of transformation."