Maggie's Comfort Corner
Maggie was invited, along with four other Lutheran Church Charities K9 Comfort Dogs, for a return trip to Great Mills High School in Maryland on May 17th, about two months after a deadly school shooting occurred there. You may recall that Maggie and the other LCC comfort dogs made an initial trip in April to support the students and staff as they returned to the school for the first time. Cathy Swanson returned as Maggie’s handler for this visit, and their presence was greatly appreciated by all.
Having heard of our ministry through a mutual friend, a local boy, Josh, decided to set up a GoFundMe campaign to raise funds for Newtown Comfort as his Mitzvah project, heading towards his Bar Mitzvah. Josh set a goal of raising $2,000, and at last count, has raised $2,655! That includes a generous donation of $750 from GoFundMe, when the campaign was selected by the GoFundMe employees as one of their favorite campaigns of the month. The funds raised are being directly deposited in Christ the King’s account. You can find the campaign at www.gofundme.com/newtown-comfort-dog-support-project.
Our Newtown Comfort ministry with Maggie is becoming more well-known:
In addition, we’re planning to add some summertime activities, such as greeting day campers at Treadwell Park, and scheduling some read-to-Maggie time at C.H. Booth Library. As we’re at the end of lengthy interview and approval processes, Maggie will also be starting scheduled visits to Danbury Hospital and Yale New Haven Hospital. Pastor Rob will continue taking Maggie with him to shut-in visits, where appropriate. And we’re sure to receive some special invitations, as well.
If you’d like to learn more about Newtown Comfort, just ask one of Maggie’s handlers, or visit Maggie Comfort Dog on Facebook or lcck9maggie on Instagram. feel free to email me at
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