17 February 2009

The Pajama Program

The Pajama Program provides new, warm pajamas and books to children in need in the US and around the world. Many of these children are waiting and hoping to be adopted by a loving family.  The organization's mission is "to provide a loving environment for children who have lived through a great deal of hurt in their young lives to give them hope for a better tomorrow."

Founded in 2001 by Genevieve Piturro and Alice Quirk, the program finds key institutions in major cities where children are living in temporary housing as they wait for adoption. To date the organization has sent pajamas and books throughout the US and to Armenia, Bosnia, Brazil, Columbia, Greece, South Africa, Uganda, Kenya, and the Ukraine.

The Pajama Program is a great example about how something, which seems so small to many of us, can mean so much and have such a big impact.  I strongly urge to visit the Pajama Program website to see how you can get involved. It's also a great way for young people to get involved in philanthropy.

For more about how you can help go to www.PajamaProgram.org 

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