Thank you, St. Joseph’s College!

We would like to extend our deepest thanks to St. Joesph’s College New York, Brooklyn campus, for collaborating with us this spring! After a several week-long pajama drive, the Saint Joseph’s community collected a total of over 50 pairs of pajamas, as well as a variety of books and games, for children and young adults receiving cancer treatments in hospitals just across the bridge in Manhattan.

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We would like to extend a special thanks to Sadia Besry and Catalina Gaya, St. Joseph’s students and active members of their community both within and beyond campus. We look forward to working with them again in the near future!

As always, if you are interested in hosting a PJ-raiser or becoming more involved with PJ4P in any way, please contact us using the form below. We look forward to hearing from you!

Collaborations with the Bay Ridge Community Council

Happy spring!

Earlier this month, PJ4P had the privilege of working with the Bay Ridge Community Council in their Community As One drive, which brought together a number of community members and stakeholders, including the 68th Precinct Community Council and co-chairs, youth service groups like the incredibly dedicated Bay Ridge Lemonade Coalition, religious communities, like the Bay Ridge Jewish Center, and other local businesses. This several week-long collection of new books and pajamas was kicked off on Saturday, April 1, where community members came together to raise awareness of pediatric cancer and domestic violence, the causes for which the pajama and book donations were made.

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Members of the Lemonade Coalition, a group of Bay Ridge youth working together to make change within and for their community

The drive was extremely successful, raising funds, hundreds of pajamas and books, and a great amount of awareness and support from community members. We would like to extend a special thanks to Irene Sacco and Liz and Preston Ferraiuolo, whose collective efforts were critical in the smooth running and success of this event.

Donations collected from the Community As One drive will benefit patients receiving treatment at Mount Sinai Medical Center’s Pediatrics Department, Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital at NY Presbyterian, and the Ronald McDonald House NY.

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