Help Long Island kids in need have a good night's sleep by donating pajamas and books to the Pajama Program.
"The need for new pajamas in various sizes and books for different reading levels is year-round," said Jamie Dyce, executive director of the Pajama Program. "As soon as we receive these magical tools for bedtime, we send them out so that the children who need them most can have a better night, and in turn, a better day."
The organization is looking for lighter pajamas during the summer months and heavier, cozy pajamas for the colder months, especially in larger sizes for teens.
The Long Island chapter of the Pajama Program works with 50 organizations in Nassau and Suffolk, including Nassau County Child & Family Services, Family Service Shelters, Little Flower Children's Services of New York, the Safe Center LI, Economic Opportunity Commission, Community Housing Shelters, Long Island Against Domestic Violence (Safe Harbor Shelter), Youth Services, Head Start Programs in Nassau and Suffolk, a school in Hempstead (both donations and reading volunteers), a pre-K program in Port Washington and more.
If you'd like to donate, consider having a pajama and book drive for the organization or donate cash for the LI chapter to purchase the pajamas and books. There are also opportunities to volunteer to attend reading parties.
For more information, call 516-503-0675 or visit pajamaprogram.org.