NORTH DAYTON, Ohio, Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The national non-profit Pajama Program and Sam's Club of North Dayton are combining efforts to collect new pajamas and new books for children during a one-week "Stuff a Bus" event beginning August 18. Sam's Club hopes to collect 3,000 new pajamas and 3,000 new books for children in need.
There is an urgent need to collect new pajamas before "Danger Season" starts in October when temperatures begin to dip. The children, particularly those living in temporary arrangements and waiting to be adopted, feel the frigid temperatures and benefit directly from the contributions.
A pajama-decorated school bus will be parked at each Sam's Club location for the duration of the week-long promotion. Donors are asked to drop off a pair of new pajamas or a new book on the bus. Pajama Program and Sam's Club will deliver the gifts to local children in need at the end of the campaign.
About Pajama Program
Pajama Program provides new pajamas and new books to children in need, many who are waiting to be adopted. Some of these children live in 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 have never enjoyed the simple comfort of having a parent tuck them in at night with pajamas and a bedtime story. Pajama Program has 64 chapters in 34 States and operates three Reading Centers: New York, NY, Yonkers, NY and Red Bank, NJ. Around the U.S. our local chapters have begun organizing reading groups for the children we serve in their communities. Pajama Program has provided more than 1 MILLION new pajamas and new books to children nationwide.
About Sam's Club Giving
Sam's Club Giving supports community-based programs that empower young people, families and small businesses to make smart choices that lead to bright futures. Through cash and in-kind donations, as well as the dedication of associates, Sam's Club is committed to making an impact in areas that align with the company and with the passions and interests of members. In 2011, the Sam's Club Giving Program made cash and in-kind contributions of more than $101 million, which included donating more than 38 million meals.
SOURCE Pajama Program