The PEI Sleeping Bag Project

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The proceeds raised from this campaign project will be going towards purchasing minimum 500 sleeping bags at a cost rate from Canadian Tire, and they are donating the rest of the procceds to the project. These sleeping bags will be distributed to children under 16 in need around Charlottetown (and surrounding communities), Prince Edward Island via Santa's Angels on December 25th, 2017.

Why sleeping bags? Many are unaware that as of 2014, 1 in 6 children in PEI live in poverty, and this number has only increased over time. The reality of any child going cold throughout a PEI winter’s night can be prevented if we come together as a community. A sleeping bag will be a source of safety, warmth, and something they can call their own while being transported from place to place if the need arises – as it so often does.  

Any donation would be accepted and appreciated! All proceeds go directly to purchasing the sleeping bags at cost. If you, for example, donate $100 from you or a group of friends/coworkers, that $100 donation could buy five children each a new sleeping bag for Christmas.

By being involved with the Santa’s Angels organization for the past four years, I have visited almost 700 + homes in Charlottetown on Christmas mornings. During this time, I have realized a lot about the needs of our community, and the fact that this is such a need in our own backyard is heartbreaking, but can certainly be helped! At 6am on Christmas morning we set out to deliver food, gifts and toiletries for those in need – this year, I hope that a warm sleeping bag can be a part of this delivery. I am willing to do the footwork, but I need your contributions to help make this a reality!

Thank you so much for your consideration to help fund “The Sleeping Bag Project” – you are helping change lives!


SO MANY AMAZING sponsors to mention in this project

Rachel Peters Photography
Kim Roach Design
Canadian Tire
Invesco - Charlottetown
Confound Films
McKendra Deveau
Island Hill Farm
Luxe Beauty Bar
Kinetic Fitness
Etsy Artisans of PEI
Back to Black Accounting
Dyne Holdings
Kwik Kopy
Lowther Group - Dunne Group 
Vector Aerospace
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YAY! Sleeping Bags have been on the move all week. I went from 1200 being bagged, and tagged to getting down to around 40 bags left to get out and about. I have been getting the greatest stories and photos from people who are getting these bags into the hands of who needs them.

Because of the generosity of islanders, bags have made it from tip to tip on PEI. Literally. I started out with a goal of getting 500 bags into the hands of Charlottetown recipients via Santas Angels PEI. The project then grew and grew and grew and so did my heart. Bags have reached Tignish, Lennox Island, Summerside, Crapaud, Montague, Mount Stewart, Georgetown, Souris, Cornwall, Charlottetown and surrounding areas.

This couldn’t have happened and wouldn’t have happened without this incredible group of sponsors, who were all on board with the project from the minute I told them about it. I have learned so much from each of these people. I am a better person for knowing each of them.

(Canadian Tire / Cameron Beach, Kim Roach Design / Kim Roach, Invesco Canada, Confound Films / Kyle Jason Lowell Simpson Joel MacDonald / McKendra Deveau, Island Hill Farm Inc, LUXE beauty Bar / Jenna Thompson, Kinetic Fitness / Amila Topic Nick MacDonald / Etsy Artisans of PEI / Rawsome Juice Bar, Suzanne Keough, Back to Black Accounting Services, Joyce Boles / Dyne Holdings Ltd / Kwik Kopy / Re/max Charlottetown, MJ Webster / The Lowther Group, Linda Lowther / Dunne Consulting Group, Steve Dunne / Vector Aerospace, Carolyn Donnelly Mellish)

Let the sappiness flow and continue as we make the choice to be kind and make a difference in the lives of our fellow mankind.
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The Dream Box, a fundraiser for The PEI Sleeping Bag Project

Tickets are $5 or 5 for $20 (The cost of a sleeping bag!) / Box value $1000. Draw will be December 1st evening!

Vendor donations included in the box:
Ashley Anne Clark, Birdmouse, The Felted Fawn, Fleece & Harmony, Garnish Jewellery, Green Eye Designs, Hathaway Comforts, Humina Humina, Jen Croken Creative, Kim Roach Design, Kuriosities Jewelry, Lamplight Studio, Local Legends Apparel, Louis & Jane, Lou La Belle Skin Care, Modern Jane, Love Buds Designs, The Mobile Makery PEI, Paraska's Place, The Letter Board Company, PEI Salt Company, The PEI Wooden Spoon and Sewing Company, Pine + Navy, Rachel Peters Photography, Village Pottery, DownHome Pottery, Hunter Street Silver, Colourful Island

Get your tickets
In Summerside:
Samuel's Coffee House
Mint Spa

In Charlottetown:
Pure Spa
Rawsome Juice Bar
Kuriosities Jewelry
Garnish Jewellery
Brìgh Music and Tea
Etsy Artisans of PEI Holiday Market
Bio Vectra

Individuals who you can get your tickets from are:
Jen MacKinnon / Carolyn Donnelly Mellish / Jane Gallant

This is an incredible prize & limited tickets are being sold!
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Riverview Country Market has curated a basket of delicious local items that they are selling tickets on at the store. Tickets are $5 each and all proceeds will be going to The Sleeping Bag Project. It would be an incredible prize to win! Thank you so much for the Support, Riverview Country Market.
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Our incredible sponsors who have been working with me behind the scenes of launching this project. Each of them has put a piece of their heart into this project. I couldn't extend enough thanks to them for being on board with The PEI Sleeping Bag Project.
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