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Can you believe it’s JULY already?  For us, that means Christmas in July, and our usual need for elves!

We only have a few months to go before our job as Santa’s helpers is making 80 kids in need SMILE for the holidays, so please feel free to donate a little (or a lot) at http://www.gofundme.com/pegspresents (please know that ANY amount helps — it ALL ADDS UP).

Your gift will help us begin buying gifts this summer, so we don’t have to scramble like mad elves in the Fall.  LOVE TO SHOP?   AWESOME! That’s great with us — please to select your own gift(s) and send to us at the address below (new, unwrapped toys please) 🙂

Sparkle Plenty Designs/Peg’s Presents
525 South Fourth Street
Suite 242
Philadelphia, PA 19147

THANK YOU & the kids of DIGNITY HOUSING thank you in advance for the SMILES they’ll have this CHRISTMAS!

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We must not, in trying to think about
how we can make a big difference,
ignore the small daily differences we
can make which, over time, add up to
big differences that we often cannot
~ Marian Wright Edelman


The quote above is a perfect illustration of how every little bit can help us at Peg’s Presents warm a child’s heart by providing a birthday gift they would not otherwise receive.

One (FUN) idea is to start a Peg’s Presents Piggy Bank!

We’re not even asking you to give up your daily latte, and we can assure you the return on your investment (the ear-to-ear grin of a very a happy child) is priceless! AND, you can show your kids how to help others.

Let’s put some names to the giving — here are the current list of CHILDREN we need gifts for this HOLIDAY SEASON:

BOYS: Noah 5 / Jonah 4 / Judah 2 / Abdul-Aziz 8 / Abdullah infant / Kharique 3 / Kadir 1 / Terrance 11 / Joshua 6 / Aaron 4 / Elijah 6 / Elisha 2 / Hyseem 8 / Carter 4 / Maurice 7 / Zahi 2 / Raheem 13 / Izzac 1 / Nahiem 8 / Howard 10 / Mikai 6 / Ali 10 Justin 18 / Jahsir 8 / Yah’zhair 6 / Amauri 1 / Czekiel 5 / Jaron 16 / Amir 17 / Edward 14 / Jonah 7 / Layth 4

GIRLS:  Amatullah 6 / Asiyah 3 / Alayjah 4 / Kinaya 9 / Mariah 9 / Maci 3 / Alexander 5 / Alayah 5 / Elizeth 3 / Salaiah 12 / Delilah 2 / Khloee 2 / Dakota 5 / Denver 2 / Janiya 9 / MaLyane 5 / Samira 5 / Brianna 3 / Brook 3 / Naomi 5 / Zahia 2 / Alana 2 / Makaylah 4 / Shakyrah 14 / Fatima 11 / Zara 2 / Laylani 7 / Trinity 6 / Azaria 1 / Daisha 9 / Marsyana 8 / Aaliyah 17 / Amir 17 / Claudette 16 / Ashley 17 / Brianna 14

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Christmas 2016 is almost here, and we need your help (you guys rock every year) to gives gifts & toys to the children of Dignity Housing this Holiday Season.

Please know that 100% of ALL DONATIONS buy gifts for children.  You can donate at: http://gofundme.com/holiday2016 (every bit counts) or, if you have toys, please contact us and we can arrange a drop off, or you can mail them directly to us!

Please know any amount helps being SMILES (like hers below) to kids in need at Christmastime.

Thank you,
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(¸.·´ (¸.·’*~ Lee*

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

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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:


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give back

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:

5 lic

 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.


~ Lee

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

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pegs letter

We received this letter from Dignity Housing’s executive director acknowledging the smiles we at Peg’s Presents brought to children in need this holiday season.

This letter had us tearing up, but in a good way. It also made us realize that we can all do more for those in need, don’t you agree?

As always, we count on your donations, so please go to GO FUND ME to help us keep children smiling.

THANK YOU, we cannot do this without you!

Lee & Andrew Sequeira
Peg’s Presents
Bringing gifts (and smiles!) to children in need

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We were so happy to just receive photos of the Dignity Housing Moms picking up their holiday presents to surprise their kids with on Christmas Day.  Here are a few pics, with more to come!

Moving forward in 2013, we do really NEED your help so we can provide year round BIRTHDAY GIFTS for the kids in need!

Please visit www.gofundme.com/pegspresents  and know that
ANY amount helps – really!!
As Always, THANK YOU!

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