National Gun Violence Awareness Day


Who do you #WearOrange for?

At Sandy Hook Promise we believe everyone should live in an America free of gun violence. The #WearOrange Campaign and National Gun Violence Awareness Day was inspired by Chicago teens who refused to be silent in the face of gun violence after their 15-year-old friend, Hadiya Pendleton, was killed by a stray bullet days after performing at President Obama’s second inauguration. They selected orange 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 since developed and implemented by Sandy Hook Promise are proving effective in making schools and communities safer.  

Share Sandy Hook Promise with your family and friends and work with us to #ProtectOurKids from gun violence. Nearly 5 million citizens have taken our Make the Promise pledge. Won't you join us and spread the word to help us get to 5 million strong by National Gun Violence Awareness Day.

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Why I #WearOrange

Watch our video from the 2019 Newtown #WearOrange CT Gun Violence Prevention Coalition March and Rally. While social distancing will limit in-person events, you can participate 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. Order by Tuesday, May 26 to get your items before events begin on June 2, 2020. 

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