Earlier 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!