Thursday, April 1, 2010

30 Days of Project Sweet Peas Giveaway!! (I need your help!) Day one

As I have written about so many times before, one of the things that I do to remember and honor my son is donate care packages to families that have a baby in the NICU. I am able to do this through the help and support of Project Sweet Peas, which is a group of families just like mine, who have been in the NICU and know how hard it is. There are twelve local project spread out across the country that deliver these care packages. I am honored to be a part of this organization. And we need your help!!!

We have applied for a grant through the Pepsi Refresh Project, and have been selected as a finalist to win a $25,000 grant!! So here is how you can help us: vote once a day, every day for Project Sweet Peas to win. We need to be in the top ten at the end of the month to win. And to entice you to help us out and vote every day, I am doing a 30 Days of Project Sweet Peas giveaway! Everyday in the month of April I will be writing about the amazing things going on in Project Sweet Peas. And if you leave a comment that you voted each day, I will randomly pick one of these comments to win an Awareness Bracelet of your choice! I make awareness bracelets of all colors, and I have a Pregnancy and Infant Loss Charm Bracelet featured right now.

About Project Sweet Peas
Project Sweet Peas started in July of 2009 by three amazing women: Corin, Kate and Stephanie. Project Sweet Peas seeks to provide a little touch of comfort for parents of children in the intensive care units. This project was started by a group of parents who have one thing in common, we have all experienced what it is like having a critically ill child in the ICU. Through our experience we came together for support and comfort. Now it is our turn to give back. Our goal is simple: To provide gift bags that give a touch of comfort to someone in need and let them know they are not alone.

Since July of 2009 Project Sweet Peas has grown to twelve local projects including:

Gabriel's Gift in Southern New England
Shannon's Star in Pennsylvania
Shelby's Sunshine in Indiana
Kiernan's Kindness
in Arizona
Ayda's Blessing in Idaho/Washington
Drake's Doodlebugs
in Louisiana
Christa's Butterfly Kisses in Colorado
MJ's Memories in Kansas/Missouri
Donny's Shining Light
in Illinois
Ava's Angels in Minnesota
Amazing Grace
in Washington
Joey's Wings
in Connecticut

Between all twelve projects, we have delivered over 222 bags in just eight short months!! Imagine what we could all do with a $25,000 grant!! So please help us out and VOTE!!


rachie! said...

I voted for you and I'd love to BUY one of your bracelets, I don't need one for free :) I'll be buying one next week! Thank you for all your hard work in memory of MJ and for those mommies and daddies out there with babies in the NICU. You are amazing!

Kristy said...

I voted twice! It let me vote from here and from facebook! I will try and remember to vote everyday!

Jodi said...

Voted! I will continue to vote daily. Love you guys!

Cat said...

I voted for you! I also posted on facebook so hopefully some of my friends will vote too :)

chrisandkate88 said...

Megan, I'll be sure to come back everyday and vote! Thanks for all the support and kind words you had for me when we lost our sweet twins. Keep up all the good work and I hope you guys win . . . I'll pass it's link around.

The Ramirez Family said...

I just went and voted!

Elizabeth said...

Not needing another bracelet ;-) I have two on both wrists right now ...

I voted, will vote every day and also posted it out there on everything I could - still working on it though! Thanks for the wiget - they work!

Christine said...

I voted for you from Canada. We lost our little girl almost 1 yr ago. She was in NICU for 3 days. She was 15 months old and had a fall and landed badly on her head. We were so well taken care of here that I would hope that all families get the same level of care. You are very brave to be doing something constructive and giving back to your community. I'll keep voting whenever I log on.

Becky said...

I voted for your project. I think it is great that you are helping so many people in memory of your son!

Rikki said...

I have voted :)