The Pyjama Patrol has a simple goal. We want to give kids the comfort and security they deserve for a good night's sleep. The truth is, not every child has pyjamas to put on at night. Children in need may sleep in their clothes or nothing at all.
How was Pyjama Patrol created?
In 2015, we created the Pyjama Patrol and started our efforts assisting the Kanata Food Cupboard. Each year Kanata Food Cupboard helps the families they serve get "adopted" at Christmas so the kids get gifts and Mom and Dad have food on the table. Adding pyjamas was the perfect fit. Pyjamas collected went into Christmas hampers with books, blankets, toothbrushes & toothpaste, food and other necessities. After a local paper did an article on our project, we were able to give every child receiving assistance new pyjamas.....792 children to be exact.
How has this program grown?
Knowing the potential of this collection through all the community support we received our first year, we began to reach out to other local organizations in need of pyjamas. In the last eight years, we are proud to say, we have supported over 25 local organizations, shelters, schools and hospitals, providing over 25,000 new pyjamas to families in need. We could not do it without the support of our community, which continues to grow each year, allowing us to reach out to more and more children and teens going without pyjamas at night. This is our 9th holiday collection and the need is greater than ever.
Are there other items needed/accepted?
We also accept new socks, new underwear and toothbrushes/tubes of toothpaste. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a pick up date and time or drop off your donation at one of our designated drop off locations.