Monday, August 30, 2010

Local news to cover Drake's Doodlebugs & PSP!

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Drake's Doodlebugs, our local Project Sweet Peas project led by Christy, which serves Ochsner Medical Center Saint Tammany Hospital in Louisiana, is going to be on TV tomorrow!

The local news station, WWL-TV channel 4, is featuring Drake's Doodlebugs with Project Sweet Peas on their segment "Quiet Heroes!"

The feature will be broadcast live tomorrow, Tuesday, August 31, 2010 at 5pm CST. You can tune in live online by viewing the stations website here and clicking on "Watch Live Newscasts" at the top or you can click here for the direct link to watch live at 5pm.

We are so excited! Be sure to tune in if you can!
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Friday, August 27, 2010

Craft for Project Sweet Peas & Win $1500!

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Do you like to sew or craft? You can win $1500 and help Project Sweet Peas win $50,000!

Here's how:

1. Buy your supplies from Jo-Ann Fabrics (save your receipts!!) - find a store near you!

2. Make your items and take a few fun pictures of them

3. Upload them to the Craft for a Cause site at

4. In the -Or- Box type "Project Sweet Peas"

5. Donate your items to any of our 15 local projects

6. Wait and see if you are chosen as a $1500 winner

7. VOTE for Project Sweet Peas to win $50,000!!

Contest Dates

Crafting contest begins August 15, 2010 and ends October 30, 2010

Charity voting ends December 4, 2010

Crafters — Enter to Win $1,500 Gift Card

Using materials purchased from Jo-Ann make and donate useful crafted items to your favorite charitable organization. Experience the satisfaction of giving! Submit photo of each donation — crafted items will be judged for prizes! The makers of the top five* crafted items will each win a $1,500 Jo-Ann gift card.

*Judged on creativity, quality & functionality for the charitable organization receiving item. Open to legal U.S. residents age 14 or older. Void in Maryland & Vermont.

Jo-Ann Donates a Total of $90,000 to Three Causes

The three charitable organizations receiving the most donated items become Craft for a Cause finalists. Then you can join other crafters and go online to vote for your favorite among these three.

Please let any of our Board of Directors know if you have any questions!

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Thank You Name Your Wish Images!

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Recently Project Sweet Peas received the wonderful gift of a beautiful photograph with our name on it!

Here is the extremely creative and wonderful picture made for us by Name Your Wish Images:

Don't you just adore it?!

From all of us at Project Sweet Peas, thank you so much Name Your Wish Images! Your talent and artistry is amazing!

If you'd like to learn more about Name Your Wish Images please visit their website.
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Friday, August 20, 2010

Kiernan's Kindness - 1st Annual Frog Race to Christmas

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Project leaders of Kiernan's Kindness, Julie and Danielle, have been wanting to start an annual fundraiser for their local project of Project Sweet Peas for some time now, and they are excited to share the great idea they have come up with:

"Kiernan's Kindness ~ 1st Annual Frog Race to Christmas"

The event begins today, August 20th, which just so happens to be Kiernan's birthday, and will run through October 1st.

Kiernan's Kindess will be collecting frogs as well as donations to fill bags to be delivered on December 1st for the holiday babies. Frogs are the official symbol of Kiernan's Kindness so frogs in the form of stuffed animals or on fabric or even clothes would be wonderful!

Any donations will be accepted. There is also a PayPal account set up to help make donating easier. Remember to include an address in a message if using PayPal.

Please email or for further information and to get the address or PayPal name to send your frogs or donations to.

Let's hop to it and bring some holiday spirit and joy to the families spending Christmas in the NICU!
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Thursday, August 19, 2010

100 "Sweet Dreams" for Project Sweet Peas

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Operation Sweet Dreams is a fellow Pepsi grant recipient. The goal of this organization, headed by Cynthia Delgadillo, is to provide new pajamas, toothbrushes, and books to local needy children and ultimately make a difference in the community.

Recently, Operation Sweet Dreams generously decided to help Project Sweet Peas by using a portion of their Pepsi grant winnings to donate 100 baby jammies to us! These pajamas, adorably packaged as cupcakes, will be included in our PSP bags that will be delivered to families and babies in need.

To learn more about this amazing project visit their website.

You can read more about them on the Pepsi Refresh Project website. To see the picture and brief write up about their awesome donation to PSP click here.

From all of us at Project Sweet Peas,
Your thoughtful donation means so much to us and is greatly appreciate!
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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Visit Our Online Shops!

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Do you love to shop? Would you like to be able to shop and support Project Sweet Peas at the same time?

Well you can! Project Sweet Peas has an online store where you can buy items with the PSP logo like t-shirts, hoodies, ornaments, journals, coffee mugs, water bottles, and more. Check out our store here today! All proceeds support the general Project Sweet Peas fund.

Did you also know that several local projects make and sell their own items online?

Currently we have 3 local project stores. All local project stores are run separatly by individual project leaders. All proceeds from these stores go directly to the local gift bag project.

Gabriel's Gift (New England) has an online store that sells handmade flannel burp clothes and more. You can visit this project's store here.

Hailey's Hope (Alabama) has an online store that sells flower headbands for babies called Blossoms of Blessings. You can visit the website here.

MJ's Memories (Kansas/Missouri) has an online store that sells beautiful handmade bracelets called MJ's Awareness. You view the items here.

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Monday, August 2, 2010

Item Drive for Shannon's Star

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Calling Pittsburgh Members:

Kate is holding an item drive from now until August 24th!

Donate item(s) to her local Project Sweet Peas project, Shannon's Star, and you will be entered to win some really neat Project Sweet Peas prizes! Winner will be announced on August 28th!

This round of deliveries will be in honor of her two NICU survivor's 2nd birthday!

To donate contact

Items you can donate:
Gift cards (gas, food, etc...)
Travel size toiletries (toothbrush, deodorant, comb, shaving kit, shampoo, conditioner, etc...)
Disposable Camera
Birth Record Pillow
Lip Balm
Hand Sanitizer
Eye Covers
Scratch Mittens
Tissue Packs
Children's Book
Puzzle Books
Stuffed Animal
Picture Frames
Hand/Foot Molds
Baby brush/comb
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