February Festivities

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Happy Valentine’s Month!

Daisy Troop 2397 and Brownie Troop 2736, our Brooklyn Girl Scout friends, hosted their second annual winter pajama party last week at their Valentine’s Day meeting! Along with participating in an adorable photoshoot with our mascot, PJ the Sock Monkey, the scouts brought in donations of new, 100% cotton pajamas to benefit the children and young adults receiving cancer treatments in Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s Pediatrics Department.

PJ4P would like to give our massive thanks to the Holy Cross Girl Scouts, as well as to Mrs Kali Gabriel, who organized the event!

Our DGK fundraiser is still on and doing extremely well- we would like to say a special thanks to Mrs Petalas for her unending support in making this collaboration a success.

Have a lovely day, and as always, please contact PJ4P, either in a comment, on Facebook, or at asofides@smith.edu, if you would like to organize a collaboration!

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