The incredible outpouring from the community to support causes that meant the most to the Guilford teenager who tragically died on January 31st from a gun shot is continuing.
The family of Ethan Song has started up a “Ethan Song Acts of Kindness Page” on Facebook to ask people to commit an act of kindness in memory of the 15-year-old boy.
The page has garnered over 1,500 likes, has over 1,500 followers. It asks anyone who does an act of kindness in Ethan’s memory to share the act on the page.
This Facebook page comes on the heels of a GoFundMe page that was started by Ethan’s family which has, to date, raised over $112,000 – more than 20 times the amount the family asked for originally – in support of the causes that Ethan’s family said Ethan cared deeply about – namely animal rights, human rights, gun education and advocacy.
Some of the acts of kindness that have been shared on the “Kindness Page” on Facebook include the upcoming “Community Art Workshop in Honor of Ethan Song,” which will be held on Sunday, March 18th from 1-4 p.m. at the Guilford Art Center.
The Facebook post says that “Ethan’s mom, Kristin, suggested a project to benefit kids in the Connecticut foster care system. In this workshop, we’ll make one-of-a-kind fleece blankets, pillows and other objects. Making art can bring us together and making it for others can be an act of kindness, in the spirit of Ethan, and his family.”
Also posted on the page are buttons which say #songstrong and songstrong shirts and helmets and bracelets, hats and ornaments that have been sold to help various causes.