Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Project Sweet Peas in 2011

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Does the number 2,235 put a smile on your face? It does ours… Project Sweet Peas had the opportunity to deliver 2,235 packages last year to families in the NICU and to parents grieving the loss of an infant. Project leaders across the United States and Canada work hard to provide comfort to these families and couldn’t do so without the help of their communities. Project Sweet Peas is a non-profit organization that relies on fundraisers and donations to gather the needed items to support the individual projects. That’s over 22,000 items used in 2011.

On top of the care packages that go to local hospitals, many project leaders provide holiday related items. This Christmas season 18 santa hats, 150 holiday bears, 100 eye masks, 204 stockings, 70+ ornaments, blankets, books and outfits were delivered to help ease the frustration of being in the NICU at Christmas. Bringing a bit of happiness to an otherwise sad situation is what brings satisfaction to the leaders of Project Sweet Peas.

The delivers from this year brings our total deliveries to 3,716. We would love to double that this year and with your help we could. You can help make a difference by donating items to local projects. Many Project Leaders are looking for people who can help with the personal touches, like sewing or knitting as well as small craft projects. Maybe you aren’t a crafty person but know how to shop the sales, we can use your skills too. There are several items that go into our care packages and every little bit helps.

We currently have projects located in Alabama, California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Washington, and Wisconsin. We also have a project located in Ontario, Canada. You can visit our site to make a donation to any of these local projects or to donate to the general fund. “Unless someone like you cares a whole lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” – Dr. Seuss.


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