GIVING TUESDAY is November 30, 2021
So what is Giving Tuesday?
Giving Tuesday is a day of giving to charity, observed on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. This year it is held on Nov 30. We love the concept of Giving Tuesday, and the way it invites us to take a breath and step away from the mad dash of Black-Friday-Cyber-Monday-must-buy-all-the-things for a moment to recenter ourselves in this season of gratitude and giving. This year, Sweet Pea Project has partnered with 4 local businesses to encourage you to open your hearts and give compassionately, and to offer our donors some really great thank you gifts to show our appreciation for all that you bring to our community!
How can I participate?
Sweet Pea Project will be gratefully accepting online donations via our secure link www.paypal.me/sweetpeaproject (select Send To Friends & Family, since you aren't buying anything), or stop in at Scratch Bakes in Ephrata or Zoetropolis in Lancaster to drop off cash or a check. Be sure to write your name, address, and email on the envelope if dropping off a donation in person or placing it in the mail. You may mail a check to us at Sweet Pea Project, PO Box 10351, Lancaster, PA 17605-0351. Donations can also be made through our Facebook page using our NetworkForGood link which will be at the top of our Facebook page on Giving Tuesday.
Donations must be made on Giving Tuesday, Nov 30.
If you mail a check, please email us to let us know it is on the way.
In order to receive the thank you gifts from our partners, please email Stephanie@sweetpeaproject.org with proof of your Giving Tuesday donation to Sweet Pea Project of $10 or more. (Proof can be as simple as a screenshot.) Please be sure to include your name, mailing address, and email address. This must be sent in by midnight on Nov 30. Please email us with any questions.
What if you don't live local enough to Lancaster, PA to use the gift cards from these local businesses, but still want to be a part of all this beautiful giving on Giving Tuesday? You can take the giving one step forward and choose to donate your gratitude gifts! Simply email us to let us know you would like your gratitude gifts to be given out in random acts of kindness, and we will make sure to make that happen for you!
What will the Giving Tuesday donations be used for?
Sweet Pea Project is 100% volunteer run and donation funded, so your donation will allow us to continue to do the important work we have been doing for the past 12 years: funding the purchase and distribution of blankets and books for hospitals to give to newly bereaved parents and multiple community events for families who have experienced the death of a baby during pregnancy, infancy, or early childhood. Your donation will offer comfort, support, and gentle guidance to grieving families. We could not do any of this without you. Thank you so very much for your support.
Who are our Giving Tuesday partners & what are the thank you gifts?
We are so excited to be able to partner with 4 fantastic local businesses for 2021's Giving Tuesday.
Fox Meadows Creamery is giving each donor 2 free scoops of ice cream
Scratch Bakes is giving each donor a free cupcake
Zoetropolis Cinema Stillhouse is giving each donor 2 free movie tickets & a free small popcorn
Dutch Wonderland is giving a family 4 pack of season passes to one randomly drawn donor
Thank you so much to each of these great local spots for their compassion and generosity!