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Modesto : Pajama Program (Gold)

leader: Zenia Zuniga
date: April 8, 2017
time: 8am - 12:30pm
description:

Collectioning new pajamas and new books for underprivileged  children from ages 0-18 yrs old. Start a small or big drive prior to Love Modesto! Start one at work, family, friends or through your child's classroom! Then bring them to Love Modesto and after the rally we will sort them, by gender, age and the package them. You can stay to just drop off your donation and participate in another project that you signed up for or you can stay for the donation drop off and for the sorting. I can't wait to meet you! 

Love Modesto April 8 begins at 8am on I & 10th Streets, right in front of the Gallo Center. Festivities (free food, t-shirt, fun, etc.) begin at 8am and the Rally will begin around 8:45am. You will meet here BEFORE GOING TO YOUR PROJECT LOCATION.

When you arrive, you'll want to find your project sign and meet your project leader. After the Rally, you will meet at your project sign and hear important instructions from your project leader BEFORE GOING TO YOUR PROJECT LOCATION.

Thank you for your willingness to "Love Modesto"! If you have any questions, please email contact@lovemodesto.com
MORE INFORMATION ON PAJAMA PROGRAM
Our biggest need of donations are from Jan- June. We are a year- round non- profit organization. Our chapter, Central Valley Chapter serves Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties. 

Pajama Program provides new pajamas and new books to children in need nationwide, many of whom are waiting to be adopted. These children live in group homes, shelters and temporary housing facilities and are shuffled often from one place to another. Many of them have been abandoned, abused or neglected. Most of these children have never enjoyed the simple comfort of having a parent tuck them in at bedtime with warm, clean pajamas and a bedtime story. Some of the children are living with their families below the poverty level, in desperate need of food, clothing and shelter. These two simple gifts of pajamas and books let the children know that someone cares - sometimes these are the only new things they have ever received.

Who Are Our Children?
Children in need ranging from newborn to age 18.
Children who are living 200% below the poverty level.
Children of teenage pregnancies with parents who strukggle to take care of them.
Children who are homeless and living in shelters.
Children who come to the shelter without any clothing or belongings.
Children in foster care.
Children who are youth of incarcerated parents.
Children who have been physically or emotionally abused and neglected.
Children who are emotionally traumatized.
Children who have been abandoned.
Children who are in head start programs.

sign me up!