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Pajama Program, Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Adoption, Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Foster Care

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.  

Community Stories

22 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

John A.


Rating: 3

The Pajama Program is a wonderful organization providing those underprivileged and under-appreciated children who are in need of TLP (Love, Tenderness, and Pajamas). The Kentucky's chapter has brought our state awareness on an issue that wasn't served before.

Thanks PP for all your help and support in our community.

Comments ( 1 )


candice 04/21/2011

John - do you advise people in the Kentucky Chapter on fundraising or do you advise other organizations?

Faith S.


Rating: 5

It brings me such joy to be able to volunteer for this organization. A simple pair of pajamas can make such a difference to a child in need, helping them feel love and warmth at bedtime. I am honoured to be a part of this fantastic organization.