Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Scholastic Pajama Drive at P.S./I.S. 217 (Roosevelt Island School)

A note from Mrs. Z:

"Dear Parents,
We are doing a community service project to help shelter and orphanage children get books and pajamas.  By the look of Scholastic's due date I would think they would receive these around holiday time.  What a wonderful project!
Community service has benefits for your child as well, including creating a connection to the community, building self-esteem, developing leadership skills and demonstrating that children can make a difference.
Any help you can provide would be great.  Our goal is to start small - perhaps 40 pairs of PJ's for the class.  A set of pajamas can be purchased inexpensively from Wal-Mart or Target for about $10.  If you cannot participate, there is lots of work your child can do in support of the project, including writing letters and making posters for the project.  I am asking each parent if they could give at least one name/address of someone we can solicit assistance.  HR departments are a great place to start as well as friends!
Thanks!  Our due date is 12/1 (a bit earlier than Scholastic) due to the busy holiday schedule.  Let's make holiday time more special for these children.  In giving we get so much.  Thanks in advance!
Mrs. Z and Class 103"

About the Drive

Last year, we were able to donate 18,000 pajamas and books to kids who needed them most. This year, we want to reach a goal of 25,000 pajamas and books. Will you and your students help make this dream come true?

Here's what we need:

Brand-new pajamas in all sizes from newborn to adult.
Complete sets or nightgowns only, PLEASE.

About Pajama Program

A nonprofit organization that provides pajamas and books to children who live in group homes, shelters, foster care, and orphanages.
Pajama Program

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