GEMS Pajama Drive!

Dear GEMS Families and Friends,

It’s time for the Scholastic Reading Club Great Bedtime Story Pajama Drive. This PJ drive benefits Pajama Program, a nonprofit organization that provides new pajamas and books to children in need. GPS has participated every year since 2012 and we are excited to continue this tradition again! 

* * * This year we hope to collect 200 sets of pajamas! * * *

Since 2009, classrooms across the country have risen to the challenge and donated nearly 250,000 pairs of new pajamas. The Scholastic Reading Club has more than matched those numbers with nearly 600,000 new books donated to Pajama Program.

If you and your child are able to participate, please have your child bring in a new pair of pajamas to school by Friday, December 21st. We will celebrate by having a school-wide pajama day on Friday, December 21st.

Here are some simple guidelines for the pajamas:

=        Pajamas must be brand-new.

=        Pajamas in all sizes are needed—from newborn to adult.

=        Pajamas must be in complete sets or nightgowns.

=        Pajamas in children’s sizes must be manufactured as pajamas—this ensures that they are flame-retardant and safe.

Thank you for helping us share the gift of a good night’s sleep and a sweet bedtime story!

-GEMS Staff

PS: You can find out more about the drive and the program at:

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