Narrows Botanical Garden Fall Festival

 

14724064_1117130901717186_1201229672_oEarlier today, PJ’s for Patients made its second annual appearance at the Narrows Botanical Garden Fall Festival, a day of community building and collaboration for local organizations, businesses, and artisans in the Bay Ridge, Brooklyn area!

We wanted to thank everyone who came out to support us today, both community members who purchased a pumpkin and contributed to our fundraiser, made a donation, or simply stopped to learn more about who we are as an organization, as well as our volunteers! A special thanks to our local Girl Scouts troops for helping to make our TP pumpkins, as well as to Anna for making the rest and organizing our work with the Holy Cross troop! Another shout out goes to our event volunteers: Athina and her daughters Laina and Lillym as well as Liz and her son Preston, all of whom are active and passionate community members whose support has been so influential to PJ4P not only today, but in preparation for this and other events, and throughout the years. As always, it is so inspiring to see members of the community- especially young adults- who genuinely care about causes and enacting passion and change in their communities. These are the people who sustain our, as well as a score of other, community-based initiatives. Thanks so much to them!

Overall, the event was incredibly successful in raising awareness and funds to benefit the purchase of pajamas for pediatric cancer patients receiving treatments in hospitals away from home. As always, we ask that you please contact us if you are interested in becoming more involved- holding a fundraiser, engaging in a community collaboration, or simply learning more about us!

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Laina and Lilly with out pumpkins!
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Happy Fall: Salutations & Announcements!

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Hello friends of PJ4P!

We hope you’ve enjoyed your autumn thus far! PJ’s for Patients has been busy organizing two exciting fall events, one underway and one upcoming! We are currently collaborating with Fort Hamilton High School in an ongoing PJraiser, where Fort community members will be encouraged to donate pajamas, toys, books, films, video games, crayons, and other items to benefit the children and young adults receiving cancer treatment at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. We thank Fort Hamilton for their enthusiasm and participation, and we’ll be back with updates about that soon!

Our other exciting piece of news is about the upcoming Narrows Botanical Gardens Fall Harvest Festival, which will take place this coming Sunday, October 9th, from noon to 5:00 P.M. at the Botanical Gardens in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn! Last year, we sold our pumpkins (made from toilet paper and recycled fabric!) and engaged with community members by spreading the word and answering questions about PJ’s for Patients. It was an incredibly successful and beautiful day, and we look forward to it this weekend! Check out this poster by the Botanical Gardens for more information about the Fall Harvest Festival.

Thanks for reading; hope to see you on Sunday! 🙂