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NEWTOWN, Conn. – One year after a school shooting devastated Newtown, Conn., more than $27 million has been raised in the tragedy’s name for a wide variety of causes, from support for the victims’ families and gun-control efforts to money for a local Boy Scout troop and an animal sanctuary.

Sixty-three funds and charities have collected millions since the Dec. 14, 2012 shooting, according to a survey by the Connecticut Attorney General’s Office and the state Department of Consumer Protection.

Approximately $12 million has yet to be distributed, with much of the remaining money said to be intended for long-term needs such as providing mental health resources, scholarships for affected students and funding for when Newtown comes to an agreement on a physical memorial to the victims.