Happy Thanksgiving! Results are in for Our TSWGO Pumpkin Drive!

As of today, our TP Pumpkin fundraiser for This Star Won’t Go Out, one of our favorite charities, officially finished off! We raised $574, which will benefit the amazing work TSWGO does in providing financial assistance to families dealing with pediatric cancer.

We’d like to say a HUGE thank you to GPM Pediatrics, Fort Hamilton Chiropractic, Vavas Insurance, Brooklyn Braces, and The Book Mark Shoppe, the very generous businesses that held and sold our TP patches. Also, we’d like to thank Gold Thimble Fabrics, Decorators Den, and Doral Interiors for their beautiful donations of fabric, which we used to wrap the TP rolls and them look like pumpkins! And, last but certainly not least, we’d like to thank the very supportive people who purchased our TP Pumpkins! Without you, there’d have been no fundraiser!

Also, thanks to the Brownies at the Holy Cross Girl Scout Troop, who invited me to their meeting last Friday and listened to my story and the development of PJ’s for Patients. We discussed what it means to help people, and how even though you may be small, you can still make a big difference! 🙂 These girls were so enthusiastic and excited about serving their community, and, after hearing my presentation, went on to prepare sandwiches for the homeless that would be delivered that night! They also made TP pumpkins of their own several weeks ago, and were very generous in buying some of our pumpkins to benefit TSWGO. We look forward to doing a Pajama Day with them during their last meeting of the year, towards the end of December!

Happy Thanksgiving from your friends at PJ’s for Patients! We hope you have a happy, relaxing, and comfortable Thanksgiving full of love, laughs, and delicious food! As Esther said so beautifully, “Just be happy, and if you can’t be happy, do things that make you happy. Or do nothing with the people that make you happy.” This is a huge part of what Thanksgiving’s about. I’m thankful for all that PJ’s for Patients has taught me, and for all of our donors who have been so generous in their support, both financially and verbally. I’m also thankful for all the incredible families with whom we have worked over this past year. They’ve been the reason for PJ’s for Patients, and our motivation to keep going. We hope that all of our PJ’s for Patients kids and their families have a fantastic holiday!!

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Happy Halloween!

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TP Pumpkin Patch!

Hope you had a fantastic Halloween! We have some exciting updates and news for this new month!

  • Our TP Pumpkin Patch is still going strong! We are now selling our handmade pumpkins, made of toilet paper wrapped with fall-colored fabric, in both locations of GPM Pediatrics, Fort Hamilton Chiropractic, and Vavas Insurance! We are so  happy to be working with these awesome local businesses! Please stop byany of these locations to pick up 1 pumpkin for $6 or 2 for $10 through the end of November. All proceeds will benefit This Star Won’t Go Out, which provides financial assistance for families dealing with pediatric cancer.
  • Our Halloween pumpkin sale was also a hit! We sold TP pumpkins to some Trick or Treaters with the help of some fantastic volunteers, including my friend Joanie, my Mom (decked out in a fancy top hat), and even Yiayia and Papou, my grandparents who stopped by to help! The sale was successful and filled with Halloween spirit!
  • We are in the midst of planning some November deliveries to Memorial Sloan-Kettering and the Ronald McDonald House, which will be in the next couple of weeks! Also, we’re working on delivering to a new partner, New York Presbyterian!
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Momma helping with the fundraiser in her glorious top hat!
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Joanie by our TP table!
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Trick or Treat!
  • I’m humbled to say that DoSomething.org, the incredible youth empowerment organization, wrote a great post about us on Facebook! With their help, our Facebook page received a wonderful amount of new attention, and we’re now in the process of planningsome PJ dress downs and fundraisers to take place across the country! Thanks to all of our new fans and viewers! Of course, if you ever want to plan a fundraiser or host a dress down, please either comment on our blog or contact us through Facebook. We are always open to new ideas, thoughts, or suggestions for collaborators as well!
  •  Also, our friends at This Star Won’tGo Out are hosting an Indiegogo campaign this month! Participants will receive awesome (and I mean DFTBA awesome) perks upon donating money and selecting the award of their choice. TSWGO aims to reach $5,000, which will help at least 5 families dealing with pediatric cancer! Fantastic prizes include signed copy of The Fault in Our Stars and This Star Won’t Go Out, TSWGO bowties, and signed Hanklerfish postcards by Hank Green himself! Please check their Indiegogo campaign and donate what you can! 🙂