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Another wonderful Dignity Housing holiday party featuring Peg’s Presents,  which brought so many smiles to children in need, and made our 2015 Christmas season extra special.

You can help us continue this work by visiting Go Fund Me — please know that every amount helps! 

Take a peek at these happy kids:

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! 

A simple message for a happy, healthy & festive holiday season and a very MERRY CHRISTMAS

Love, Joy & Peace ♥ ♥ ♥ from all of Santa’s elves at  Peg’s Presents ♥ ♥ ♥

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This is what $575 of toys look like — yes, with your help, we’re putting a dent in the gift list for the kids of Dignity Housing.

We still have a way to go, and YOU can help (and please know that ANY amount does really add up) Just visit us at www.gofundme.com/pegspresents

~ and, as always ~

WE THANK YOU  for Bringing gifts (and smiles!) to children in need

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It’s so true — we need YOUR help to help us bring a smile like this to children in need this holiday season.

How can you help, you may ask? That’s the easy part!

You can donate via www.gofundme.com/pegspresents — or, you can mail a new toy to our office: Sparkle Plenty (c/o Peg’s Presents)  525 S. Fourth Street, Suite #242, Philadelphia, PA 19147 – or, if you’re in the neighborhood, feel free to drop by and leave your gift.  We accept new toys for children from 1 month old babies to 17 year old boy & girls (no stuffed animals please, as we have a current stockpile).

As always, THANK YOU for helping us do what we do!

xo  Peg’s Presents

http://www.PegsPresents.org

Bringing gifts (and smiles!) to children in need

Help us help them by donating to www.gofundme.com/pegspresents 

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FEELING a bit more GENEROUS?

As Dignity Housing’s fiscal year 2015 comes to a close, please consider making a tax-deductible donation. Your gift will allow them to continue giving their clients the opportunities and resources they need to move out of poverty and realize their dreams. http://dignityhousing.org

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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:

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 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.

xo

~ Lee

Peg’s Presents  ~ Bringing gifts (and smiles!) to children in need

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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