“Danger Season” for children is here. It’s when temperatures drop and needy and abandoned children face endless cold nights without the warmth of a parent’s love and warm pajamas in which to snuggle. That’s why Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (PREIT) and its 39 malls have partnered with the national non-profit Pajama Program to deliver warm sleepwear and nurturing books to tens of thousands of children who until now have done without.
Throughout the holidays, shoppers can donate new pairs of pajamas or new books at each of PREIT’s 39 malls and the Pajama Program will deliver them to local children in need. The goal of Operation PJ Pile Up: 25,000 new pajamas and 2,500 new books for toddlers through teens from Monday, November 10 through Wednesday, December 31. Visit www.preit.com/portfolio/enclosed to find a PREIT mall near you.
“Children are most vulnerable during this time of year,” says Genevieve Piturro, founder and Executive Director of the Pajama Program. “We’re grateful PREIT has sought out our organization and supports our efforts to help children, especially during these troubling times. The need is especially great for pajamas and books for older children.”
Since 2001, the Pajama Program has provided more than 213,000 pajamas and books to children nationwide. Today, it has 73 chapters in 42 states nationwide. For more information visit http://www.pajamaprogram.org/.