It’s time for the annual Scholastic Book Clubs Great Bedtime Story Pajama Drive benefiting Pajama Program, a national nonprofit organization that provides new pajamas and storybooks to at-risk children. Pajama Program supports children living in shelters, group homes, and foster care, and those who attend Title I schools, Head Start programs, and other organizations that support at-risk youth. With warm pajamas and a comforting bedtime story, children feel safe and secure as they drift off to sleep, allowing them to have the good night that they need to realize their dreams the following day. Click here to find out more about the drive and Pajama Program.
Since 2009, caring classrooms across the country have risen to the challenge and donated nearly 600,000 pairs of new pajamas. Scholastic Book Clubs has more than matched those numbers with nearly 1 million new storybooks donated directly to Pajama Program headquarters, where they are then shared with children across the country by Pajama Program.
Aspen Student Council wants our school to be part of this drive so that we can help make a better bedtime for these children. Together we can help the Great Bedtime Story Pajama Drive reach even more children through the magical gifts of pajamas and storybooks. If you and your child are able to participate, please help us transform bedtime for an at-risk child by bringing a new pair of pajamas to school from November 27th through December 8th.
Here are some simple guidelines for the pajamas:
Pajamas must be brand-new. Pajamas in all sizes are needed—from newborn to adult.
Pajamas must be in complete sets or nightgowns.
Pajamas in children’s sizes must be manufactured as pajamas—this ensures that they are flame- retardant and safe.
Thank you for helping us share the gift of a good night’s sleep and a sweet bedtime story. After all, good nights are good days.