What Would Daniel Do (WWDD)
Daniel Barden was one of the 20 beautiful children at Sandy Hook Elementary taken from us too soon. (WWDD) What Would Daniel Do is a family endorsed effort that pays tribute to Daniel's life and honors his memory with the goal of inspiring others to share his kindness, compassion, selflessness, gratitude and appreciation for life. Please “Like & Share” with others, and take its message to heart.Learn More »
WWDD Bracelets, Wear 1 ~ Share 1
In an effort to spread the message of WWDD and honor our sweet Daniel, we have been giving out these WWDD bracelets to friends, family, strangers and recipients of random acts of kindness. We have received many request for the WWDD bracelets and have decided to sell them through this website. We will only charge our cost for bracelets and shipping. Our goal is to spread the WWDD message.Learn More »
Donate to The Barden Family Fund
The Barden Family Fund has been set up to assist the Bardens in their time of need. It will help cover whatever expenses, now or future, that come as a result of this tragedy. It has been vetted by CNN and is listed as an approved fund on CNN.com.Learn More »
Daniel Barden Highland Mudfest
The first annual Daniel Barden Highland Mudfest took place on Saturday, April 13th, 2013 at MKJ Farms in Deansboro, NY. The event featured a 5K mud run that climbs and falls over the hills of Deansboro, located approximately 15 miles south of Utica. The Barden Family would like to thank everyone who came out, participated in, sponsored or volunteered for the event!Learn More »
Take the Sandy Hook Promise
Promise to honor the 26 lives lost at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Promise to do everything I can to encourage and support common sense solutions that make my community and our country safer from similar acts of violence.Learn More »
Daniel Barden was one of the 20 beautiful children at Sandy Hook Elementary taken from us too soon. (WWDD) What Would Daniel Do is a family endorsed effort that pays tribute to Daniel’s life and honors his memory with the goal of inspiring others to share his kindness, compassion, selflessness, gratitude and appreciation for life. Please “Like & Share” with others, and take its message to heart.
For Daniel Barden, kindness knew no boundaries. Through his constant show of compassion towards all living things, along with his effortless joy for life, Daniel taught us so much in his short stay with us. Whether he was in school, at home, or spending time with his large extended family, he served as an inspiration to others – the stories are endless!
A few days after the tragedy that struck Newtown, Connecticut, which stole Daniel and 25 other children and adults from their families and this world, one of Daniel’s family members found herself repeating this mantra to herself: “What Would Daniel Do?” WWDD, for short. In an effort to find some sort of comfort from this terrible loss, she felt compelled to give back and spread the light and kindness Daniel had so wanted to share with the world. While sitting in class one day, she saw a boy sitting alone, just as he was every day. But on this day, with WWDD on her mind, she decided to act differently. She walked over to him and they enjoyed a wonderful conversation. Later on that day, she felt a tap on her shoulder. The boy had rushed up to find her in the crowd. He asked her, “What was your name again?” She told him, and he smiled and replied, “You’re so nice.”
These acts, albeit small, can be life-changing! They can be performed by each of us, every day, week after week, month after month, year after year… Through these acts, we honor Daniel, his family, and all of the other children lost to us on 12-14-12. Change a life by this “way of life” – ask yourself, “WWDD?” Simply say this to yourself as a daily reminder, or share these moments here to inspire others. Allow others to learn of Daniel’s amazing and warm spirit by sharing your stories on our family supported Facebook page. Thank you for visiting.