The Recent Adventures of PJ the Sock Monkey

Hello, PJ4P family!

We hope that you’re enjoying a beautiful fall! We wanted to share a few PJ’s updates with you, particularly concerning our cheeky new mascot. He is fluffy, sweet, and can usually be found wearing a pair of pajamas at PJ4P fundraisers and community events. His name is PJ, and he is our sock monkey!

PJ has had an incredibly exciting past couple of weeks. On Friday, November 20th, Fontbonne Hall Academy held its Harvest Happening, a biannual festival to gather community, fundraise for the school, and celebrate the arrival of autumn. This year, PJ’s for Patients collaborated with Fontbonne’s Student Activities Council (SAC) and had a TP pumpkin booth at the fair! PJ was there, along with some very dedicated and passionate Bonnies (Fontbonne students), and the drive was a success! Thanks to the craftsmanship of the Holy Cross Girl Scouts, who helped make this bunch of pumpkins, the Bonnies and Fontbonne faculty who helped to organize and run the booth, and to the community members who came out to support both Fontbonne and PJ4P!

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A few weeks ago, PJ was found in the window of Kaleidoscope Toy Store in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn! He was a crucial and adorable part of Kaleidoscope’s October window display, which highlighted their collaboration with us. We would like to thank Kaleidoscope for their support through their successful TP pumpkin sale!

PJ the Sock Monkey in the window of Kaleidoscope Toy Store in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn!

DGK Parochial School Fundraiser


PJ’s for Patients would like to send a HUGE THANK YOU to the DGK Parochial School, as well as to its staff, students, alumni, and KAPT (parents’ association). After launching their PJraiser campaign to collect 100% cotton pajamas for local pediatric cancer patients just over two weeks ago, they have already collected a total of over 150 pajamas, 80 of which are teens’ pajamas donated by the school! Although every size is accepted and appreciated, adult sizes for the teens are particularly appreciated and in demand, since we tend to collect more children’s sizes in our collaborative fundraisers.

We are so extremely grateful to the incredible support and passion that has been poured out in support of PJ4P from the DGK community! Pictured above and in the gallery below are some of our lovely student, alumni, and parent friends at DGK sorting and folding the donations at a PJ prep session!

The DGK School will be collecting 100% cotton pajamas throughout the remainder of the year- please bring all donations to the collection bin in the lobby at the side of the entrance! Thank you! 🙂

Fontbonne’s Harvest Happening/PJ4P Community Collaboration!

Harvest Happening Poster – PJ4P

Hello, PJ4P community!

Our friends at Fontbonne Hall Academy’s Student Activities Council (SAC) will be hosting a TP Pumpkin Patch at Fontbonne’s Harvest Happening, a biannual festival meant to gather the community in celebration of autumn! The Harvest Happening will be held in the Fontbonne Hall Academy Gymnasium (9901 Shore Road, Brooklyn, NY, 11209) on Friday, November 20th, from 3:30 to 5:30. Admission is $10 per child and free for adults!

Also, one free game sheet will be given for every TP pumpkin purchased!

Please see the attached link for more information about the Harvest Happening!

Please support Fontbonne and PJ’s for Patients in this lovely event! We would appreciate it greatly. 🙂