Westchester
Helping Parents Make Better Decisions

Your favorite holiday character could win you $250!

Ursuline School Holds Pajama Drive for a Good Cause

Ursuline School Holds Pajama Drive for a Good Cause


Every child has the right to a good night's sleep, yet thousands across the United States will go to sleep missing something. They may feel alone and afraid in a bed that isn't theirs, in a shelter that isn't home or with families who wish they could give them more. Students at The Ursuline School in New Rochelle have teamed up with the Pajama Program to collect more than 700 pairs of pajamas and 100 new books to help these children. The donated items were sent to Cardinal McCloskey Community Services in Valhalla, where they were distributed to local homeless centers on Nov.9. 

The Pajama Program aims to validate the worth of children in homeless shelters by showing them love that can transform their days and nights with books and pajamas. With access to enchanting stories, their imaginations are open to helping them dream again, while warm pajamas help them shed stresses of the day. 

According to the Pajama Program, "these unconditional gifts fill them with love and a feeling of being cared for, transitioning them to bedtime and delivering a good night—preparing them for a good day that leads to a better life." 



The Ursuline School has contributed to the total 3,494,038 pajamas and 2,74,023 books that have been gifted to children in need since they were founded in 2001. This is the second year that students of the Ursuline School have teamed up with an organization to help outfit children in homeless shelters. They even hosted a "pajama program pep rally" to celebrate the donations.

On Facebook, the school posted "the efforts of this outstanding organization will assist to make bedtime a little more special for children who are displaced." For ways that you can donate, volunteer, or start your own drive, visit the Pajama Program website.

Want more content like this? Receive our Scoop packed with great ideas

Related Articles:

Megan Vasquez

Author: Megan Vasquez, a junior at New York University pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Media, Culture and Communication, is a fall 2018 editorial intern at NYMetroParents. You can find her at the dog park with her chihuahua, making your favorite drinks as a Starbucks barista, or camping along the east coast. See More

Featured Listings:

Studio B Dance Center

Studio B Dance Center

Eastchester, NY Since 1996, thousands of students have taken dance lessons with our highly talented and nurturing teachers.

Blue Sky Counseling Associates

Blue Sky Counseling Associates

Mohegan Lake, NY The mission of Blue Sky Counseling Associates is to guide individuals, couples, and family on a journey of achieving psychological and spiritual well-...

Sportime USA

Sportime USA

Elmsford, NY Sportime USA is the MOST PREMIER Indoor Amusement Center of Westchester. With over 150 Arcade Games, Lasertag, Rock Climbing Wall, 4 Dimensional Motio...