“Share your love with children in need.”
OPEN your heart!
A Pajama Program Contribution Drive will be held in Hackettstown, for the 8th year, to benefit the New Jersey Chapter of the Pajama Program, a 501©3 nonprofit that provides new, warm sleepwear & new, nurturing books to children in need. The drop off site is Trinity United Methodist Church, Main Street, from Sunday, February 12th, 2017, through Saturday, February 18th, 2017, from 11am to 6pm each day. Sizes needed range from newborn to adult large, as the program serves children aged newborn through teens.
Last year Hackettstown collected 530 new pairs of pajamas & 302 new books for needy children in Warren County, New Jersey. The pajamas & books were distributed by 3 receiving organizations – Domestic Abuse & Sexual Assault Crisis Center, NORWESCAP Washington Head Start – Washington, & Catholic Charities Diocese of Metuchen – Phillipsburg. Wearing a warm pair of pajamas instead of wearing the clothes they have been wearing all day or longer, & just a little reading before bedtime can make a significant difference for these children & help them to a brighter future.
Since Valentine’s Day, February 14th, is a day of love, it seems appropriate to focus our local need toward this day. For these children, there is no better gift than a good night & a good book. Pajamas & books are on sale at clearance prices in many local retail stores, making it easy to give at this time of year.
This year the pajamas & books collected will be distributed to needy children in Warren County, NJ. Tax-deductible checks are also welcome, made payable to the Pajama Program. (On the memo line, write NJ Chapter.) Individuals, families, groups, & organizations are encouraged to donate.
For more information, visit the Pajama Program international website www.pajamaprogram.org or call Shari Boggs at 908-684-8102.