What do horses have to do with pajamas and vice versa?
The Icelandic Horse Connection is joining in gathering donations for the Pajama
Program, recently spotlighted on Oprah, to help
get new pajamas (and books) to needy children.
We are all so blessed to be able to own an Icelandic Horse (or two or three
:-); and it will be fun to share, in the name of our horse(s), with those
who are in need, or less fortunate.
The founding Pajama Program is a product of Genevieve Piturro and Alice
Pagano Quirk in New York. http://www.pajamaprogram.org/
The Pajama Program, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, provides new,
warm pajamas and books to needy children in the United States, and around
the world, many who are waiting and hoping to be adopted. These are youngsters
who may not know the comforts of a mother or father to tuck them into a cozy bed
and read them a bedtime story. Too many have been abandoned, most deprived of
any love at all.
Their mission is to provide a loving environment for children who have lived
through a great deal of hurt in their young lives to give them hope for a
better tomorrow. The program identifies key institutions in major cities
in the U.S. and other countries where children are living temporarily as
they wait and hope for adoption.
It is to the children in these circumstances and temporary living quarters
that the pajamas are delivered with love and affection.
Oprah recently challenged her audience to donate pajamas to the program, but
with a catch... they could only buy one pair! Most everyone networked with their
friends, relatives, co-workers, churches, hobby groups, and the resulting donation
was 34,000 pajamas!
The Icelandic Horse Connection, realizing that our Icelandic Horse owners
are kind and sharing people, decided to join Oprah's Pajama Program, and
collect some pajamas and books for needy children.
One pair or more than one, it doesn't matter!
You can either donate the pajamas (and / or books) to a local charity in
your area, or send them to The Pajama Program. Some information from the
"Once you have finished your drive and have your collection, contact us at
firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone: 212-71 MY PJs (212-716-9757).
Let the Pajama Program know what city you're in and they can explore the places
in your area that need your PJs ASAP.
If you want to send your collection directly to us for distribution to the
most needy children, send to the Pajama Program at:
34 E. 39th St., Ste B
New York, NY 10016
Phone: 212-71 MY PJs (212-716-9757)
Thank you again,
Imagine a child getting a pair of pajamas from an Icelandic Horse!
When sending boxes to the Pajama Program, please include a note with your
name and address, the name of the Icelandic Horse Connection, your horse's
name, and the number of pajamas in your collection (approximate number is
OK!) so the Pajama Program can send you a thank you letter.
I think it would be fun to get a picture of our horse(s) with a pair of
pajamas, or pictured watching the box being packed up.
Thanks for your support of this program, in the name of the Icelandic Horse.
Also, please let Dr. Ruthie Terrell know of your donation so that we can be
proud of our group! Email Dr. Terrell at: email@example.com