Update on the Pajama Program
Our annual birthday party for Jesus was held on December 17th and along with enjoying the cake, food, and fellowship, people responded with amazing gifts. This year’s gifts were pajamas and books for the Pajama Project. This wonderful program was introduced to us a few years ago, at one of the Lenten Soup Suppers. The program is based on the premise that children should have a good night’s sleep and feel safe and secure when they go to bed at night. Knowing that many children are experiencing anything but those things drives the organization to collect new pajamas and books to give to children in need. The children may be in shelters or in homes of foster families and not in their own beds. Having new pajamas and a new book helps give them the sense that they are special, even during a difficult time. The founder of the program, Genevieve Piturro, was recently interviewed on Megyn Kelly TODAY. Her story is very compelling, and you may enjoy watching it at:
As always, our church family responded with generosity as we collected 30 pairs of new pajamas and 13 new books.
Pam, the region coordinator, picked the items up on December 23rd and she will notify us where the pajamas will be distributed. I will let you know when we receive that information. If you would like to know more about the Pajama Program, visit http://pajamaprogram.org/our-work/.
“And Mary wrapped the babe in swaddling clothes and laid him in the manager, because there was no room for them in the inn.” Luke 2:7. -Corinne Latini
CROP Walk for Hunger – 2017