Fort Hamilton High School, which happens to be the second largest high school in New York, just wrapped up an incredibly successful fall fundraiser for PJ4P! Headed by the student-run Leadership Club, Fort Hamilton collected 100% cotton pajamas, all to be donated to children and young adults receiving pediatric cancer treatments in NYC hospitals, including Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, our first and oldest partner, and sold our seasonal TP Pumpkins!
Between monetary and physical donations, students collected nearly 50 pajamas! We would like to offer a HUGE thank you to the organizers, supporters, and volunteers of this Fall Fundraiser, especially junior Despina Kotsis, who so independently yet inclusively organized this entire event.
We look forward to working with you again in the future, Fort!
Until then, please contact us if you are interested in hosting a fundraiser at your school, community organization, business, or workplace!
Wishing you the loveliest remainder of your November!
As we return to school, work, and our other yearly engagements, please remember that September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness of something that effects tens of thousands of children and young adults in the U.S. and around the world each year. PJ’s for Patients aims to make the experience of pediatric cancer a little more comfortable, and we try to be especially active during September/the fall season, when childhood cancer should receive the attention it so needs and deserves (it always does, but ESPECIALLY during this time specifically dedicated to it).
Please send us a message through our Facebook page if you’d like to become more involved by hosting a fundraiser! Also, we have an adorable 1 day-old Instagram account that you can follow for regular updates about what we’re up to!!! A follow @pjsforpatients on Instagram and a like at PJ’s for Patients on Facebook would be much appreciated. Have a great month, and remember to GO GOLD for pediatric cancer!!
Today, my cousin Luke, APDF (Assistant Pajama Distributor and Fundraiser), and I made PJ’s for Patients’s FIRST ever delivery to Memorial Sloan-Kettering’s Pediatrics Department!!! We look forward to working with Sloan again in the near future!