Holiday season is the time to give and the ‘Pajamas for Pals’ program in Staten Island, created by Stephanie Prendergast, is a perfect example of how giving for those in need makes a difference! For the past six years, Stephanie has been donating pajamas for the students in our Staten Island Children’s Program, in addition to many other local non-profits.
This year, Stephanie visited the pre-school in December to spread holiday cheer and donated two pairs of pajamas to each child in the program – adding up to almost 150 pajamas!
Stephanie started ‘Pajamas for Pals’ program in 2011 after she saw a little girl wearing a worn out Christmas pajama at a local McDonald’s where she was having lunch with her nephew who has special needs. Ever since then, she has been giving out pajamas to local schools, businesses and organizations. As a result, her organization is growing and so is her need for pajama donations in the Staten Island community.
Stephanie donated close to 1,000 pajamas before the end of 2017 and looks forward to working with more donors in the coming year to grow this valuable program to help local children and their families.