The Sweet Pea Project began as a blanket donation project, and grew from a personal regret of mine; that I was not sent home with the blanket that swaddled my daughter. I wanted to spare other bereaved mothers from experiencing that same regret, so for Madeline's 2nd birthday I founded the Sweet Pea Project and began our blanket donation program.
Why are these blankets so important?
When a child dies before or shortly after birth, the parents leave the hospital with broken hearts and empty hands. The loss is amplified by the fact that there are often very few tangible items to remember the child by.
The Sweet Pea Project collects blankets to donate to hospitals and birthing centers. The blankets are lovingly wrapped around these precious babies and then given to the parents to keep. So far, the Sweet Pea Project has donated over 4200 blankets to grieving parents. It is our hope that the project will continue to grow so that every parent who faces this profound loss is given a soft blanket to snuggle their child in, and remember their child by.
If you would like to bring the Sweet Pea Project to your local hospital/birthing center please visit the Request Our Help page. If you are interested in supporting our vision please visit the Donations page. Feel free to contact me at any time.
Visit our Sweet Pea Blankets photo album on Facebook to view photographs of our blanket boxes. (You do not need to sign in.)
photograph by Stephanie Cole
Visit the How We're Helping page for
details on the donations we've made.