The Ursuline School enthusiastically and proudly partnered with the Pajama Program for the second year as we participated in the 2018 Weschester Fall Drive. Students collected over 750 new pajamas and more than 150 books for children who are displaced. This collection is special to our students because they can understand that something as simple as a warm pair of pajamas and a book to read can mean so much to a child.
On November 9, 2018, we hosted a Pep Rally. Genevieve Piturro, the founder of Pajama Program, expressed her thanks to the Ursuline community. The donated items were then loaded into a truck provided by Cardinal McCloskey Community Services for distribution to children in local homeless shelters. We invite you to see coverage by Fios 1 News HERE and coverage by Channel 12 News HERE.
Pajama Program is a national nonprofit organization that collects and distributes new pajamas and new books to children in homeless shelters, foster-care agencies, Head Start, and Title I schools. The pajamas are distributed through more than 4,000 community partners. Enjoy this short video of the morning, below.
One Pajama Program community partner is Modell's. A representative was on hand at the Pep Rally to present Ursuline with gift cards that will be used to buy gifts for those in need this Christmas season.