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Pajama Program Donations

Thank you for participating in the Pajama/Book Charity Drive! I am proud to say that we will be able to contribute 23 pajamas, sizes ranging from 18 year old teenagers to 1 year old babies, and 5 books. Some of us have donated financially to the Pajama Program as well.
PJ-Book donations
I dropped off the pajamas and books tonight at a drop-off site for the Pajama Program, and they will be going to to the kids of Operation SafeHouse in Riverside.

 From the Pajama Program Mission


Every child has the right to a good night. Yet, thousands of children across the United States will go to sleep tonight and their bedtime will be missing something. 
They may be feeling alone and afraid, in a bed that isn’t theirs, in a shelter that isn’t a home or with families who wish they could give them more.

Thank you so much for being such charitable, thoughtful and caring folks.

Make An Impact on #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

In addition to the hats for Knitting Rays of Hope, I am also hosting a charity drive in my workplace for the Pajama Program.  We would love for you to get involved!  You can host your own drive or contribute to ours…

Pajama Program


The Pajama Program provides new pajamas and new books to children in need, many who are waiting and hoping to be adopted.  Thousands of the children they serve live in group homes and shelters and are often shuffled between temporary living facilities.  Many of them have been abused or abandoned, and have never enjoyed the simple comfort of having a mother or father tuck them in at bedtime and read to them. 

Please bring new pajamas and/or a new book!
Or you can donate money if holiday shopping is too chaotic for you

We are asking for

  • Pajamas and Books need to be New, Unused, and the pajamas should be a complete set (top and bottom).
  • We will accept all ages from infant- 18 years old (up to adult size XXXL)
  • Monday, 12/19/16 will be the last day for this charity drive

I have already recruited my family as volunteers!  My hope is that during the season of making memories, that charity is a part of them for you!

Have a fantastic day!