Pajama Program, Inc.

Rating: 4.94 stars   32 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth

Location: 34 E. 39th St Suite B New York NY 10016 USA

Mission: Pajama Program MissionThe Need is Great. There are more than 500,000 children in the foster care system in the U.S. and more than 1 million children who are not living with their natural parents. These children have been through great upheaval and trauma, without exception. So many of these children are living in shelters and group homes and too often are shuffled from one temporary home to another. Many of these youngsters have been abused or abandoned, and in many cases, have never enjoyed the simple comfort of having a mother or father tuck them in at bedtime and read to them to encourage an early educational experience. They have fallen behind in their reading skills and no longer have access to books to read on a regular basis. They have been removed from school for months at a time with no continuation of their reading practice. Through the Pajama Program, we are contributing to a warmer, more loving and supportive reading environment for these special children.
Programs:  We provide a steady stream of thousands of new books and pajamas to children in need across the country and to several countries around the world. There are now more than 1200 Receiving Organizations. (children's shelters, group homes and temporary living facilities) on our list. Our pajamas and books arrive at each of these Receiving Organizations regularly. We receive emergency calls for pajamas and books on a daily basis and it is our goal to answer each request with pajamas and books for the children immediately.  
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Rating: 5 stars  

The Akron Chapter of the National Pajama Program is one of the finest organizations we have worked with. Our agency has received such nice pajamas and books for children going into foster care for several years from this program. It's nearly undescribably the joy that comes to a child's face when they receive a pair of comfy pajamas and a book during a very traumatic time in their life. We wo very much appreciate the kindness and generosity of this group. They help us do better work!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

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Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

i work for a non-profit agency. I support foster families that assist with children that are removed from their biological families. Children are place in foster or a relative care. Children come into care without personal belongings. I contact the Pajama Program and for the last several years they have provided pajamas for children in care. The children are excited for having their own pair of pajamas. We may take pajamas for granted. But, to see a child face light up because they are given a pair of pajamas and a book is a life memory stamped into your mind. The joy of seeing a child hug a pair of pajamas or want to put them on right away. Bring such joy to all. I am still involved with the Pajama Program and truly appreciate all of their help.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

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Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Pajama Program is outstanding!!! They have provided over a thousand pairs of Brand New pajama's for both the foster children and needy children in SE Michigan. This program, and especially Deirdre Todd, has made sure every child had pajama's in their size, in the child's favorite color, and made every child feel special. I don't know what we would do without this program : ) Again, my deepest Thanks for all the work you do, all year long!! Pamela Traskos

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

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Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

I work for Crawford County, Ohio, Children Services. I was contacted by Pajama program. I was asked if this agency would like to be a recipiant of pajamas and books. I was very excited to become involved as the children that come to us, usually come to us with nothing. We had a group in our area that collected the pajamas. The transaction went very smooth. I was contacted again and received another package with pajamas and books. The caseworkers were very excited to be able to take the children pajamas and books. The children love it! We are very thankful to be a part of this program.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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I was contacted by this group.

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Rating: 5 stars  

For years the Pajama Program has donated hundreds of pajamas and books to the children of Amethyst. This is truly a life-changing experience for these children and their mothers, who cannot afford to purchase pajamas themselves.
The women of Amethyst are homeless at the point of entry and most of them only have the clothes they are wearing. In order to help the women focus on their recovery Amethyst provides them with safe, sober housing, clothing, furniture and all of their physical needs. We could not do this without the support of caring community organizations like the Pajama Program. This past Christmas, every child at Amethyst had a new pair of pajamas!! That might not seem like a lot to some, but to the families here at Amethyst it means the world!!!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

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Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Pajama Project is making a HUGE difference this summer for the children served by Lucas County Children Services. Many of them have never had a book of their own, and now our caseworkers can give them their very own books to read over the summer. The pajamas also are a huge help, as many of our clients lack resources to purchase them. We really appreciate all that the Pajama Project has done for LCCS families!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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