Local Event Provides PJs & Books To Children In Need
By Ilija Sekulovski
Back again this year is the 7th Annual Pajama Drive, hosted by Maria L. Delgado, Central Lounge & Bar, Assemblymember Aravella Simotas, and your favorite neighborhood blog, Give Me Astoria. This year the event will be held on November 18th, 2016 from 6 P.M. – 9 P.M. at Central Lounge & Bar located at 20-30 Steinway Street. The Pajama Drive is organized and hosted by Maria L. Delgado, who has been hosting the event for the past seven years. Spanning across those seven successful years together with the support of beloved friends, family, elected officials, and local business owners, Maria has been able to deliver to the Pajama Program more than 3,000 new pairs of Pajamas and books as well as raising over $3,000 in cash from the raffle sales.
This year, Maria has set a goal of collecting 1,500 new pairs of pajamas and books, and with the help and support of the community, this is more than attainable. In addition to donating new Pajamas (all sizes) and new books, you can also make monetary contributions, made payable directly to The Pajama Program. The deadline to R.S.V.P. is November 11th, 2016, you can do so via email to [email protected] or contacting 917.647.7407.
The PJ Drive is a free event with food sponsored by Central Lounge & Bar, a cash bar will also be available.
Please help us reach our goal of 1,500 new pairs of pajama and books. You can help by donating at the Give Me Astoria HQ – 33-10 Broadway or in person at the event.
If you know of a local business that would like to participate in donating a Gift Certificate towards the Raffle prizes, please let us know or feel free to
contact Maria directly. As always, children are welcomed, and back for her third year, The Cheeky Chipmunk, Lenore Koppelman will be creating beautiful face paintings for the children.
The mission of the Pajama Program is to provide new pajamas and new books to children in need nationwide, many of whom are waiting to be adopted. Many a nights, thousands of children across the United States go to sleep at night afraid and lonely, in ill-fitting and soiled clothing and alone with their dreaded thoughts. Often times, a Pajama Program child may live in a group home, a shelter or temporary housing facilities, whichever the case may be, the Pajama Program believes that every child has the right to a good night.
When: November 18th, 2016 – 6 P.M. – 9 P.M.
R.S.V.P. by November 11th Call 917.647.7407 or email [email protected]
Where: Central Lounge & Bar
20-30 Steinway Street