2012 Goal: To provide new pajamas and books to 30,000 in New Jersey
MIDDLETOWN, NJ - The New Jersey chapter of the children’s non-profit, Pajama Program (www.pajamaprogram.org) has now provided 100,000 new pajamas and 60,000 new books to children in need throughout the State. The
This child was read to by volunteers and given a new pair of pajamas and a new book
In 2011 alone the all-volunteer NJ Chapter distributed over 25,000 pairs of pajamas and books to 331 ROs in total.
Currently there are 21 NJ Counties lead by 16
The NJ Chapter also operates one of three (3) Pajama Program Reading Centers. It is located in Red Bank on the grounds of
Sister Kathleen, Director of Project Paul, Keansburg accepting 100,000th pair of pajamas from Geri Schleich. Sr Kathleen/Project Paul was the first recipient to receive pajamas from the NJ Chapter of Pajama Program in 2004.
“Our 2012 goal is to see that 30,000 NJ children are tucked into bed wearing a new warm pair of pajamas, and holding a new book that will temporarily take them away from their difficult lives,” says Schleich. She feels the economy has made her wait list of children extremely long, “
All smiles after recieving a new book.
Sponsors who have helped the NJ chapter reach this milestone include: ETHICON/Johnson & Johnson, Edward A. Jones Financial, Scholastic Books, Provident Bank Foundation, Hoboken Family Alliance, Westfield Service League.
Schleich says she needs more
Pajama Program Reading Center Poricy Park, 345 Oak Hill Road, Red Bank, NJ 07701, 732-747-6144
(drop off box at entrance for donors to leave new pajamas and new books)
Mailing address for letters: Pajama Program, PO 36,