I was super excited to use my connections and experiences as your 2020-2021 Royal International Miss Role Model Princess to develop The Good Night Sleep Tight PJ Program and get it up and running. Over the course of the last year, I have expanded the organization to 14 states through outreach and relationship building. I can't wait to see what's in store next.....
I have really been focusing on helping those in my home state and am proud to have donated pajamas to Connecticut residents.
I have visited the following locations:
-Yale/New Haven Children's Hospital
-UCONN Medical Center (NICU)
-Woodbridge Child Center
-Beth-El Shelter of Milford
-Woodbridge Human Services
-New Reach of New Haven
-Center for Family Justice-Bridgeport (I received a really special pin in support of Domestic Violence Awareness and am super proud to wear it.)
-Covenant to Care (Malta House)-Norwalk
I was so lucky to visit Long Island with my Royal International Miss sister queens (Rhea and Simran) to spread some love and provide donations to a variety of places. We visited the Lakeview House, Smiling Hearts Housing Inc., the Devon House, Randall House and Mercy Medical Center, just to name a few. It was so exciting to meet some of the guests and provide so many children with new pjs to keep them warm and cozy. One of the little girls I met was so excited to have Dora The Explorer pjs and it made my heart so happy.
While on vacation in Cape Cod, I thought it would be so fun to incorporate my service project into my vacation. I was able to visit the Independence House in Hyannis, Massachusetts and meet their Executive Director so she could share some new pjs with her clients.
I visited Lucy's Hearth on my way to Newport, Rhode Island. I am hoping that my pjs will make a bunch of children happy in the Middletown and Newport, RI areas.
Las Vegas, Nevada
I traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada with my 13 Royal International Miss sister queens from across the country. I was so excited to travel approximately 5,200 miles to share my pj program with those youth and teens in the Southern Nevada area. Being able to visit The Help of Southern Nevada Shelter and meet with one of their directors was a great experience and I am so grateful to expand my program to the west coast.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
In November of 2020, I traveled to Oklahoma City and Chickasha for the Royal International Miss Oklahoma state pageant. In conjunction with my travels, I wanted to make a pj donation. After my mom contacted the Toby Keith Foundation and OK Kids Korral, I was fortunate enough to make a donation to help children staying there due to medical treatment.
My AMAZING sister queen, Royal International Miss Arizona Pre-Teen, Ashley Nevison, recently made a pajama donation on behalf of my program in the great state of Arizona. Ashley donated a number of pjs to UMOM-New Day Center. I am so lucky to have a sash sister like her! Thank you, Ashley...xoxxo
In February I traveled with my Royal International Miss sister queens to Florida for our spring Royalty Trip. I was super excited to pack an entire suitcase of new pajamas so that I could donate them to children in Florida.
In March of 2021 I traveled to the Houston area and wanted to incorporate a donation while traveling. Prior to my trip, my mom reached out to the Parks Youth Ranch in Sugarland to coordinate a donation for children in need. I am so happy that I got to expand my program.
Family Supportive Housing- San Jose, California
I was so excited to reach out to the staff in San Jose and share my pjs with children on the west coast. Their staff was so excited to receive my package!
My Friend's Place-Dover, New Hampshire
So happy to send a full pj package to children in Dover, New Hampshire......because all children deserve to feel cozy and warm.
The Maine's Children Shelter for Little Wanderers-Waterville, Maine
Sending those pjs WAY up north to some little kiddos that might enjoy the coziness.
FBCS Shelter-Cartersville, Georgia
The Peach State received a big ole' pajama package from The Good Night Sleep Tight Program Inc.
Where To Next?
Stay Tuned......Big Things Are Coming Up!