The Eigens’ Shells Of Hope

Last month, tragedy struck Newtown’s children.

Over the holiday, Westport children responded.

Max, Sam and Jack Eigen, wearing their necklaces.

Max, Sam and Jack Eigen, wearing their necklaces.

Visiting Florida, Max, Jack and Sam Eigen — 11, 9 and 7 years old, respectively — collected shells with holes in them.

They added hemp string and colored beads, to create necklace-making kits. Calling them “Shells of Hope,” the boys began selling them for $5 each. All proceeds will go to Newtown-related help.

Back in Westport, the boys went door-to-door. Their mother Cindy — a 1988 Staples grad — sent an email to friends; they forwarded it along to others. In just 2 days, they raised over $1,000.

Max, Jack and Sam have plenty more necklace-making kits to sell. They’re available this Friday (January 11), 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Westport Public Library lobby. Enjoy!

Shells of Hope

6 responses to “The Eigens’ Shells Of Hope

  1. Lyn Kleinman

    Dan, is there any way to get the shells mailed to me? I’ll provide additional $$$ to cover the cost. Many thanx … and what a wonderful idea! Lyn

    Date: Wed, 9 Jan 2013 10:01:00 +0000 To:

  2. Kudos to this family. What a beautiful idea!

  3. Wonderful job Max, Sam and Jack !

  4. Nice job Eigens. Not surprising at all coming from your clan! Blessings for your good works in the community.

  5. so proud of the Eigen boys