Monday, February 28, 2011

MJ's Memories 2 Mile Walk

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MJ's Memories will be benefiting from a 2 Mile Walk held May 1, 2011 from 1 pm to 4 pm. There will be a Balloon Release held at 3 pm.

The 2 Mile Walk will be held at Century Park Boat Shelter in Vernon Hills, IL. Participants can walk with us on May 1 or they can Walk in Spirit. Pre-registered walkers and Walk in Spirit participants $20 fee includes a t-shirt, 5 raffle tickets, and a balloon to release. Walk in Spirit participants will have their personalized message written on the balloon released for them and a picture taken will be sent to them. Pre-registered walkers and Walk in Spirit participants must be registered by April 20, 2011.

Walkers can register the day of for $25 which includes 5 raffle tickets, a balloon to release, and a t-shirt (if available).

Mike and Kathy McEvilly are hosting this event. Mike and Kathy are MJ's grandparents. For more information on the walk please contact project leader Megan Skaggs at or Mike and Kathy at

You can register online here:
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Sunday, February 27, 2011

PSP Tax Exempt Status

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We are happy to report that Project Sweet Peas has finally received our official tax exempt status from the IRS!

This means that all donations to Project Sweet Peas and our local projects are tax deductible.

Our effective date of exemption is September 14th, 2010 (which it is back dated to our incorporation date).

Project leaders will be receiving receipt forms this week, and leaders will then be able to provide receipts to people who donate to their projects. Again, these receipts can be used for tax purposes.

To recap what we have been working long and hard on: we are now officially a registered non-profit organization with our 501c3 tax exempt status! We're hoping this will mean great things for our projects and most importantly great things for those we help.

If you have any questions, please email
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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Donny's Shining Light Birthday Celebration Event

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Donny's Shining Light NICU Springtime (Birthday Celebration) Name Tags

Donny's 5th birthday is coming up in March! In celebration of my son's Birthday, I will be making name tags for babies in the NICU. These name tags will be a wonderful keepsake for the families. A donation of $6.00 will provide a name tag for a baby in the NICU. It will help build precious memories and celebrate the life of my precious angel, Donny. Please help make his 5th birthday the best yet! He is smiling on us all, spreading his loving, shining light into our hearts.

For more information, please contact me at my email,
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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Kiernan's Kindness - Feb is Cuddle Month!

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From now and running through November 18th Kiernan's Kindness is doing an on-going item drive with each month as a different theme and set of items on request.

February is our Cuddle month so we are asking for Hats, Blankets, and Birth Record pillows.

Our goal is to be able to put together 25 bags for the NICU and 18 for the PICU to be delivered on December 18th.

One the first of each month we will update with what the new month theme is and th items we are looking for. Please help us out if you can. These items may be simply but can truly make the bggest difference in a parents day when going through the experience of the NICU or PICU.

Contact Julie or Danielle via Facebook or email with any questions.
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Friday, February 4, 2011

Flowers of Hope Fundraiser

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Local Project Sweet Peas' project, Hailey’s Hope, serving hospitals in Alabama and Tennessee, needs your help!

This April will be the project's 1 year anniversary. You can help Hailey's Hope celebrate its anniversary and make it successful in its 2nd year of donating care packages to families with babies in intensive care units by participating in the project's current fundraiser, Flowers of Hope.

Flowers of Hope will run from February 1st to April 15th. During this time you can order flowers from the fundraising campaign through Flower Power, and Hailey's Hope will receive 50% of all sales! Shipping is a flat rate of $5 per order. Ordering is easy and can be done online!

Order your flower bulbs now for spring planting and enjoy beautiful flowers this summer!

Please consider purchasing and planting a flower in memory of project leader Kristin's daughter Hailey or someone else you know.

Visit the Flowers of Hope campaign website by clicking here and place your order now!

If you have questions, please email:

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