Now considered an annual tradition, Ron Cognetta based in our Stamford, CT commercial moving office helps lead the Pajama Program collection for Clancy. It is heart-warming to be surrounded by those assisting with the collecting, sorting, and delivering new pajamas and new books from various clients and locations within our community. A section of our warehouse in Newtown, CT (Fairfield County) is currently being used for storing donations as they are prepared for distribution.
The Pajama Program Helps Children in Need
From the Pajama Program website, “Pajama Program provides new pajamas and new books to children in need, many who are waiting and hoping to be adopted. 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. Some of the children we serve are living with their families below the poverty level, in desperate need of food, clothing and shelter.”
How You Can Help
Please stop by our main office at 2963 Route 22 Patterson, NY office (across the street from Thunder Ridge/”Haunting on the Hill”) and for a $1 donation, your name will be added to our office’s entryway.
Every $10 we collect = 1 set of PJ’s + 1 new book for a child.
Donations of NEW, unworn pajamas (or a nightgown) for infants through age 17 are also welcomed along with NEW books. These children rarely get anything new which is why this gift is so meaningful to them.
Please have any cash, check, new bedtime clothing or new book donations left at our reception desk by no later than 5pm Friday, November 29.
Business owners looking to donate excess inventory (new items only): Please call ahead if you have pallets or large boxes for delivery or pickup.
The Pajama Program is a not-for-profit organization that collects new, unworn pajamas and new books to bring to local children in need. Our key contact Janet Estevez-Filardi, Connecticut Chapter Co-President at Pajama Program, has shared with us many times how special it helps the kids feel when they get their delivery.
Pajama Program currently has 63 chapters in 40 States and operates three (3) Reading Centers: New York, NY, Yonkers, NY and Red Bank, NJ.
Interested in helping in your area? For more information or to make an online donation, please visit the Pajama Program website: http://www.pajamaprogram.org
Thank you for your support!