My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Friends Association for Care & Protection of Children, West Chester, PA, USA
For the last 9 years the Pajama Buddy Program has provided filled pajama bags to children in area shelters. Twice a year, we deliver these bags once around Christmas and once in the spring usually near Mothers's day.
Several years ago before Mothers Day, the director of one of the shelters asked if I had pajamas for the mothers as well as the children. I collect and fill these bags for distribution in my home so filling around 75 to 100 bags for children can be quite a chaotic chore. Truthfully adding moms to the list wasn't something I was eager to do. But I asked the director to send me the sizes she needed and I'd see what I could do.She emailed me the list of 11, with sizes ranging from small/petite to xxxl! I groaned internally and looked through my inventory when eventually I spotted a bag on the floor in a corner. This bag contained 12 woman size pajamas and in that bag I had every size I needed from small/petite to XXXL!I couldn't believe that I had all those sizes with one to spare! I called it my Mother's Day Miracle. I don't always get women's sizes donated to me, but when I do, I happily include them.
I wish all the women, children and families who find themselves in shelters will find peace and happiness