Number of Participants: 250
Hours Donated: 2
Value of Time Served: $4,225
Event Type: Children & Youth
Date: April 19, 2016
99 Nana Pl Syosset
New York 11791, United States
Students amd studnet athletes at A.P. Willits Elementary School in Syosset have been collecting new and unused pajamas for a good cause. Under the leadership of the school’s student council, a pajama drive was held to benefit Jake’s Jammies, an organization dedicated to providing pajamas to children in hospitals.
According to Jake’s Jammies’ website “Something as simple as replacing a hospital gown with a cozy pair of pajamas can make all the difference for a sick child.”
As a reward, each student who brought in pajamas received a special certificate that was displayed in the school lobby. To further celebrate the effort, Principal James Connolly declared April 8 Pajama Day at the school, as students were encouraged to wear comfy jammies to class.
Photo Caption: A.P. Willits student council representatives from grades 1-5 are pictured with advisers Lorraine Avazis and Elissa Wagner on Pajama Day displaying the pajamas the school collected for donation to Jake’s Jammies.
Photo courtesy of the Syosset CSD