Applications/Donations for the 2013 Thanksgiving Project are now closed. Due to the generosity of people like you, we have been able to fulfill 2,765 Thanksgiving requests this year – that’s each and every applicant!
Did you know?
Scary Mommy Nation has an ongoing program called The Birthday Project. Just like The Thanksgiving Project, The Birthday Project strives to take the stress away from what should only be a happy and celebratory event.
The Birthday Project supplies a child who might not otherwise have received a gift on his or her birthday a wrapped gift picked just for them. And it allows a mother the ability to focus on what’s most important that day: The smile on her child’s face.
Here are a few words from past Birthday Project recipients:
From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank you. Today, I came home to a toy for my son, who turns two on September 3rd! The past two years have been hell on me, with my husband out of work, and his unemployment running out back in April has put the stress of paying ALL the bills solely on me. I don’t make much, and knew his birthday probably would be a couple of dollar store items and maybe a cake. Seeing that toy sitting on the dining room table made me cry. He won’t probably remember how special this toy is, but I always will
The mailman probably thought I lost my mind when I was crying just because he handed me a package. It has been safely tucked away so inquiring little fingers won’t find it before his birthday. I don’t have the words to express how much this means to me. My family has been going through one of the hardest times of our life and something like this is such a huge blessing. Just to know that despite the crap he will still have a birthday gift! The site alone is such an amazing place, then to add this… Well, I am just at a loss.
The birthday gift arrived just now! I cannot stop crying! I cannot believe how kind you ladies are! You do not even know me and you still went out of your way to help me. The gift is even wrapped! Your birthday project is awesome and a blessing to say the least! You have nooooooo idea how happy you are going to make my little guy! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
Can you give?
Any donations from this point forward will be applied towards The Birthday Project.
You can also send checks to: Scary Mommy Nation • PO Box 20866 • Baltimore, MD • 21209
Scary Mommy Nation is a registered 501(c)3 charity, so 100% of your donation is tax deductible.
Dues to several circumstances out of our control, we weren’t able to ship out the cards as early as we had hoped. But as of November 20, every card has been mailed via USPS. If you haven’t gotten a confirmation e-mail from us (please check your spam!) you can reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org. There are about 10 applications without shipping addresses which we are, unfortunately, unable to proceed with unless they’re corrected. Thanks for your patience!
The families we’ve helped
Words of thanks from Thanksgiving Project recipients can be found here. Thank you for helping us help them!