Monday, November 25, 2013

Pajama Drive at P.S./I.S. 217

Dear Teachers and Parents,
The Pajama Drive has received 90 pairs of pajamas and they keep coming! Support throughout the school has been really heart warming. Thank you all so much for helping the children!
Please help us to reach our goal of 300 pajamas. The end date for the drive is December 6.
Here are some simple guidelines for the pajamas:
  • Brand-new flame-retardant pajamas in all sizes from newborn to adult.
  • Pajamas should be a complete set—a top and bottom or an appropriate nightgown.
  • Pajamas for all seasons, but especially for the winter months.
Thank you.
If you want to know more about Scholastic Pajama Drive, please read below:
The PJ Drive is one of the philanthropic classroom programs that aims to teach kids the value of giving and the gift of reading.
Scholastic will match a book with every pair of pajamas collected, and new pajamas and new books will be distributed to children in need, infants through age 17. These children live in various situations including group homes, shelters, and temporary housing facilities and are shuffled often from one place to another. Many of them have been abandoned, abused, or neglected. Most of these children have never enjoyed the simple comfort of having a mother or father tuck them in at bedtime with warm, clean pajamas and a bedtime story.
Homeless and shelter children have so many needs. Soft pajamas and a new book would let them know someone cares. It is also a great way to create teamwork and camaraderie in the class with kids helping kids. It will make you feel good too!
Many companies (e.g. Target, Children's Place) are also willing and able to match individual donations. Please inquire and help to bring more pajamas and book to kids.

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