A $10,000 donation is being made to the Newtown Parent Connection. The grant from AT&T will help to fight the opiate epidemic in Connecticut. The Newtown Parent Connection works to combat substance abuse through education. The organization was founded by Dorrie Carolan, a parent who lost her child to addiction. The organization works in conjunction with town agencies, the police department, the schools, and religious communities to prevent the use of drugs and alcohol among youth.