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Upstate Children Receive Their First Pair of New Pajamas

Posted on April 5, 2019 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Upstate Children Receive Their First Pair of New Pajamas

Shout Out to Special Partnership & Children We Serve

Imagine a child so poor he never wore his own pair of new pajamas? Yet right here in New York little boys and girls wear only hand-me-down clothes and used pajamas. 

Thankfully, Inspire, an Orange County-based organization that serves children and adults with special needs, gave 100 pairs of new pajamas to Catholic Charities of Orange, Sullivan and Ulster to share with folks they know we serve who need them most.

“Basic necessities like new pajamas can make a real difference in a child’s life,” said Kristin Jensen, Chief Advancement Officer at Catholic Charities of Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster, as one of the human service agencies of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York. “We are exceptionally grateful to our friends at Inspire for generously sharing the success of their annual pajama drive with Catholic Charities and other community organizations.

Through a variety of programs, including emergency food and shelter assistance, Catholic Charities provides basic necessities of life to the neediest in the community. This frequently includes food, clothing, hygiene items, furniture, and household items. Assistance is provided to those in need, regardless of religion or ability to pay.

The pajamas, for newborns through teens, were collected during Inspire’s annual Pajama Drive. Catholic Charities distributed the donated brand new pajamas, giving them for free to children and families served through its community-based programs.

“It is always a happy day,” Ms. Jensen added, “when we receive a visit from clients and staff of Inspire loaded down with a donation of new pajamas.”