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The Pajama Program - A Charity for Children

Updated on January 31, 2015
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Delivering Sleepwear and Nurturing Books to Children in Need

Imagine being a child, and every night the bedtime routine is to just get in bed and fall asleep. Not to put on pajamas, not to read a bedtime story, but to just lift a blanket over the clothes they are wearing and sleep. Thousand of children, here in America, do not have pajamas or a comforting nighttime book. They are in shelters or group homes waiting for someone to adopt them. They are living in temporary housing after a natural disaster. Their parents are in jail. Or, they are homeless.

Now imagine the opportunity to fix that for them. Imagine the chance to give a child a new pair of pajamas and a good book, to make the end of a long hard day a little softer. For a child with little, a soft pair of jammies can simply mean that someone cared.

Genevieve Piturro founded the Pajama Program
Genevieve Piturro founded the Pajama Program

About The Pajama Program

What They Do

Genevieve Piturro founded the Pajama Program with her friend Alice Quirk and their friends and relatives. Starting in NYC, but now nationwide, The Pajama Program provides donated new warm pajamas and comforting books to children who desperately need them. The Program works with various agencies to prove the PJ's to children in need and children waiting to be placed in permanent homes.

The Pajama Program has also extended its aid to needy children in Armenia, Bosnia, Brazil, Columbia, Greece, South Africa, Uganda, Kenya, and Ukraine.

"We intend to make a difference - giving back is what it's all about." -Genevieve Piturro

Boys PJs

Consider making an online purchase and setting the shipping address to:
   Pajama Program Headquarters & NYC Reading Center
   34 East 39th Street, Suite B
   New York, NY 10016

800,000 !

800,000 children are in the Foster Care System Across the Country

What Can I Do? - 7 Things You Can Do To Help The Pajama Program

  1. Donate online with a credit card at to help them purchase pajamas or donate by phone at 212-71MYPJS (212-716-9757).
  2. Hold a Pajama Program Fundraiser. Go for it! Step up and organize your own event. I know you can do it!
  3. Let the next gift you give be a gift card for a donation in their name. Rather than giving Aunt Ellen something she'll hate, give her a gift that will make her happy and make a child happy, too.
  4. Contact a local chapter of Pajama Program to see how they can use your help. There may be a local project happening that just needs a little manpower or a few connections from great volunteers like you.
  5. Use your website to direct attention (and traffic) to PajamaProgram.org. Write a blog or simply tell everyone that you support The Pajama Program.
  6. Make an online purchase and set shipping address to:
    Pajama Program Headquarters & NYC Reading Center
    34 East 39th Street, Suite B
    New York, NY 10016
  7. Follow The Pajama Program on Twitter (maybe even give them a retweet every now and again) or connect with The Pajama Program on Facebook.

Girl's PJs

Pajamas represent comfort and relaxation. The warmth they provide extends to warmth of heart. The kids who benefit from the Pajama Program feel better after a day that may not have been so great, when they slip into a soft warm pair of pajamas that belong to them.

Two young girls get their new PJs from the Pajama Program

Two young girls get their new PJs from the Pajama Program
Two young girls get their new PJs from the Pajama Program

New Pajamas on eBay

If you purchase pajamas on ebay to send to The Pajama Program, be sure they are New With Tags (NWT).

Did you know?

Did you realize that so many children didn't have even a pair of pajamas?

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Gift Idea

Give someone a gift that gives twice. Give them a gift card for The Pajama Program.

Don't Forget the Teenagers

Thousands of teenagers wait in foster care with very little attention. They have aged out of many charity programs geared for younger kids, and have a harder time finding someone to adopt them. Treat one of these older kids to something special.

Accredited Charity

The Pajama Program meets the Better Business Bureau's 20 charity standards - the highest ranking for non-profits!

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