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Everywhere Agency engaged me to do this post. I’m participating because I believe every child should have access to pajamas.
This time of year is my favorite because I love to buy all the Christmas jammies–seriously Blake has tons of options already for the month. It’s just a tradition I grew up doing and I wanted to make sure to pass it on to my own family. This year we’re doing things a little different though because of Carter’s. Carter’s is matching up to 100,000 PJ donations starting this Tuesday (giving Tuesday) through December 31st, to give to those in need. So the idea popped into my head. For all the new jammies I bought for Blake for the month of December, we will donate another pair that she no longer wears.
The facts that I have read from Carter’s Pajama Program really opened my eyes. I think we often have in the back of our minds that we have it good, but do we really realize it? I know that I so often take for granted the simple things we have like, PJs, a warm bed at night, the opportunity to snuggle my sweet baby and all the other blessings we have been given. Millions of children in America face these challenges (see below) and that’s where Carter’s is coming in.
- The need for intimacy and bonding with their parents in a safe and caring environment goes unmet.
- Having been taken from their homes because those they trust most cannot take care of them.
- Sleeping in an unfamiliar place, cold and afraid.
- Not having someone to read a nurturing book with them or tuck them in with a warm, cozy pair of pajamas.
- Arrival at shelters with nothing of their own
I put that in a list form for you because that’s how I see things best. Maybe it’s just me, but it’s eye opening to read those and now that I am a Mom, it breaks my heart and I want to do all the things possible to help these kids. So let’s make a difference together, okay? And I’m totally serious y’all–this isn’t just another blog post, I really believe this is something we should be doing in our communities, especially during this special time of year. So here’s the scoop:
You can donate directly to a Carter’s store and use this store locater, here to see where one is near you.
You can also read more about the Pajama Program, here.
Purchase PJ’s here and help donate to the program at checkout.
Last year they were able to raise over $3.6 million and donate 756,000 PJs to help these children in need and to open additional reading centers around the country!