CINNAMINSON, N.J., Aug. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The national non-profit Pajama Program and Sam's Club of Cinnaminson are combining efforts to collect new pajamas and new books for children during a one-week "Stuff a Bus" event beginning August 18. Each Sam's Club hopes to collect 3,000 new pajamas and 3,000 new books for children in need.
This mission becomes more critical during "Danger Season", which starts in October when temperatures plummet. 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. 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 organize reading groups for the children in their communities. Pajama Program celebrated its 10th Birthday in 2011 and has provided over 1 MILLION new pajamas and new books to children in need 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's passions and interests. 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.
This collection will be shared among children in need in NJ and PA near the borders of both Cinnaminson and Philadelphia.
SOURCE Pajama Program