This month The Pajama Program, Cheryl’s, Carter’s and radio personality Delilah from 106.7 Lite FM teamed up to host a pajama party at the Pajama Program NYC Reading Center for a group of children in the city.
Note: I was invited as media to this event. No other compensation was received. Any personal views expressed are always 100% my own.
Delilah was on hand meeting, greeting and answering the children's questions about her family, her farm and her favorite books. They were excited to talk with her and were captivated while she read them one of her favorite books, When You Give a Mouse a Cookie.
After the book, the children were outfitted in Cheryl’s aprons and set off to decorate a bunch of Cheryl’s famous buttercream frosted cookies with an array of delicious toppings: gummie bears, M&Ms and sprinkles. The children got very creative and had a great time decorating and more importantly eating their creations.
Next, the children were each presented with a brand new pajama set from Carter’s and their amazing volunteers.
Finally, the pajama party wrapped up with the children receiving a copy of When You Give a Mouse a Cookie, with a personalized message for each child, an additional book of their choice as well as a Cheryl’s Cookie card.
I was excited to learn about the Pajama Program and their dedication to “delivering warm sleepwear and nurturing books to children in need”. New pajamas and books are provided to these children, many whom are waiting and hoping to be adopted, living in various situations including group homes, shelters and temporary housing.
Children of all ages have access to the facilities which house the pajama program and reading center. The Pajama Program’s new Reading Center and Headquarters is an amazing space to promote literacy in children.
- The Reading Rooms provide children with reading practices as well as their own books to keep that offers them a continued early reading experience they need.
- The Children’s Gallery features a display of drawings, handwritten notes and letters, pictures and cards received daily from children who have been part of the program.
- The Teen Scene is a special place dedicated for tweens and teens designed to meet the needs of older children including laptops and iPad’s.
To learn more about The Pajama Program and Reading Center, visit - www.pajamaprogram.org
To learn more about Cheryl’s Cookie card, visit - www.cheryls.com
Written by guest blogger, Scherrie Donaldson, who blogs on Thirty Mommy a resource for women and parents who want to balance family life with their busy lives in the city.