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Causes: Community Foundations, Philanthropy

Mission: The Sweet Pea Foundation, a not-for-profit foundation established in the memory of Grace Elizabeth Letherman, supports organizations and charities that help sick children and their families.

Results: • Over 15,500 toys and 6,500 books have been purchased and delivered to hospitals caring for NICU and pediatric patients. • The Sweet Pea Foundation makes an annual contribution to the Ronald McDonald House of Indiana that allows a family to stay in a room each night throughout the year free of charge. To date, the Foundation has donated over $38,500. • The Foundation has given over 2,800 "Hugs from Grace" (holiday- and birthday-themed activity bags) to children in the hospitals. • Several murals have been commissioned and painted at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Mishawaka, Indiana and A Rosie Place in South Bend, Indiana. • Over 1,000 lbs. of pop can tabs have been collected and recycled for Ronald McDonald House Charities. • The Foundation has mailed more than 65 "Grace-E-Gram" care packages to children being treated at hospitals across the country. • 100 percent of contributions received go toward programs that help sick children and their families. • The Sweet Pea Foundation was established in May of 2003 in memory of Grace Elizabeth Letherman (a.k.a. Sweet Pea).

Programs: Over 15,500 toys 6,500 books, 430 big ticket items purchased and delivered to children's hospitals in indiana, illinois and kentucky and ohio. An annual contribution to ronald mcdonald house in indiana is made, now up to $38,500 in total. Several murals have been commissioned and painted at st. Joseph medical center in mishawaka, in.

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Rating: 5

The Sweet Pea Foundation is a wonderful organization that is dedicated to helping sick children. The Founders know first-hand what parents go through while they are caring for a sick child. The Sweet Pea Foundation's purpose is to provide a distraction to pediatric and NICU patients while they are waiting for doctors, tests, results and time to heal. They have donated toys, books, DVDs and crafts to multiple hospitals in Indiana and the Midwest.