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Giving back should be taught in schools across the world. Giving back requires compassion, empathy and a sense of community. Many people realize that giving to causes you’re interesting in not only makes you feel better, but somehow the world seems a bit brighter when you do help a cause you care about.
Ever notice the more you give of the good stuff (time, money, assistance, caring) the more you get in return? I happen to agree with these laws of the universe.
I created Peg’s Presents (www.PegsPresents.org) to do what our tagline says “bringing gifts (and smiles!) to children in need” and I’d love to share why we do it as well as how we do it.
First the why: As you know, I was lucky enough to call Peg my mother for a bit over four decades. My mom and dad both adored children, and when I was a teen they welcomed over a dozen foster children into our home over the years (not all at once of course!) Besides children, mom also loved gift giving. She was the best Christmas shopper ever and the type of person that if you noticed a cute ring or necklace she was wearing, you’d later find it stashed away in your handbag as a surprise. My mom passed in her sleep on Thanksgiving day when she just turned seventy – it was totally unexpected and out of the blue. We think she wanted to enjoy her Thanksgiving in heaven with my Dad. Mom would have loved the idea of providing presents to children in need as a way to honor her life and her memory.
Peg’s Presents works with Dignity Housing of Philadelphia, whose mission is to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty that confronts low-income families and individuals in Philadelphia by providing safe, decent affordable housing, promoting self-sufficiency, and creating opportunities beyond expectations. Many of the mothers at Dignity Housing are not able to give their children birthday and Christmas presents, and that’s where we come in. Peg’s Presents provides gifts to children in need to let kids enjoy being kids and bring some smiles to all — givers & receivers — along the way. If you’d like to help, please visit www.gofundme.com/PegsPresents You may be thinking, there are so many causes you’d love to give to, but you’re not sure here to begin and you want to make sure your hard-earned money is going where it should be going.
So here are 3 easy tips:
Every time you get a FIVE dollar bill as change, tuck it away in a box or drawer — you’ll never really miss the cash, and those bills will add up pretty quickly!
- Every time you get a FIVE dollar bill as change, tuck it away in a box or drawer — you’ll never really miss the cash, and those bills will add up pretty quickly!
- Visit charitynavigator.org America’s largest independent charity evaluator, provides free ratings of the Financial Health and Accountability & Transparency of thousands of charities across the globe.
- Remember even a small donation goes a long way, so don’t feel you always need to give $25, $50 or $100. If you’re on a tight budget, give five dollars, as every five dollar donation adds up and really does help the cause(s) you support.
I’d love to hear your tips too, so be sure to leave a comment below.
Peg’s Presents ~ Bringing gifts (and smiles!) to children in need
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No words needed, this beautiful letter from Dignity Housing speaks for itself. ❤
YOU can help us! Please visit Go Fund Me.
Thank you very much,
Lee & Andrew Sequeira ~ Peg’s Presents, Bringing gifts (and smiles!) to children in need.
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♥ Please watch this quick video when you have a minute. A lot of LOVE when into this video for our foundation (& we hope it makes you smile). Thank you all for your ongoing donations and support, as this video was made because of YOU TOO!
Merry Christmas to all, and a very happy New Year ahead! ♥
Ho ho ho, Santas elves at Peg’s Presents
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Thanks to wonderful toys and donations, this Christmas is looking brighter by the minute for the kids we help!
Below is a glimpse of the gifts we wrapped this weekend, including Sophie giving her nod of approval!
We always can use more new toys for children from 1 month to 16 years, and always more monetary donations. Please go to http://www.gofundme.com/pegspresents if you can help — any amount does really help us deliver those SMILES.
HAVE A VERY MERRY,
Bringing gifts (and smiles!) to children in need
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A “short & sweet” (Peg used to love saying those words) post today, since we are busy decking the halls, and shopping for presents for the kids of Dignity Housing!
As you may know by now, this is the season we need your help more than ever. Our list of children we wish to provide gifts for this season is a lengthy one, so your donations of new unwrapped toys, games, gift cards, etc., are greatly needed, and always greatly appreciated. HELP US OUT!
Just head online HERE or you can send a new unwrapped gift for a girl or boy ages 1-14 yrs to us at:
126 Kenilworth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
THANK YOU ALL & HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
xo Peg’s Presents
Bringing gifts (and smiles!) to children in need
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Peg’s Presents is not only about Christmas gifts. We also love to provide BIRTHDAY gift bags to the children of Dignity Housing as well (so they have another reason to smile on their special day) but we do need your help.
You may know that we teamed up with the online fundraising service Go Fund Me, at www.gofundme.com/pegspresents so we can provide toys to children all year long.
If you can give a little or a lot, we’d be so grateful (and so would many happy kids)! Just click on the link www.gofundme.com/pegspresents to donate.
Any amount really helps!
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