National Gun Violence Awareness Day

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Who Do You #WearOrange For?

At Sandy Hook Promise we believe everyone should live in an America free of gun violence. Chicago teens refused to be silent in the face of gun violence launched the #WearOrange Campaign and National Gun Violence Awareness Day. Their 15-year-old friend, Hadiya Pendleton, was killed by a stray bullet days after performing at President Obama’s second inauguration. After that, they knew they had to take action in her honor, selecting #WearOrange because it is the color used by hunters to protect themselves. 

No one is immune to gun violence, as proven by the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School that claimed the lives of 20 first-graders and six educators. The Know the Signs prevention programs from Sandy Hook Promise are making schools and communities safer.  

Share Sandy Hook Promise with your family and friends and work with us to #ProtectOurKids from gun violence. More than 5 million citizens have taken our Make the Promise pledge. Won’t you join us?

Why I #WearOrange

Watch our video from the 2019 Newtown #WearOrange CT Gun Violence Prevention Coalition March and Rally. Above all, you can participate safely and virtually by downloading our social media tool kit.

Show You Care By What You Wear

Order your Wear Orange merch today. You can Wear Orange at any event, including social media “rallies” and virtual “Zoom” meet-ups. 100% of proceeds from our Wear Orange Shop benefit our charitable work to protect children and prevent violence.