Doing Good Feels Good and My PJ Program Makes All Children Feel Awesome!
Helping hospitalized and housing insecure children feel warm and cozy, 1 pj at a time!!
I am very proud to share that The Good Night Sleep Tight PJ Program is incorporated and identified as a public charity in the State of Connecticut and is an official 501(c)(3) organization. As a result of the organization's status, all monetary and pajama donations are tax deductible.
Please consider making a monetary or pajama donation to the organization! I definitely can't do this without your help and generosity, so just click on those donate buttons below!!!
All About My Program
Many hospitalized children aren’t able to sleep in fresh and cozy pajamas each night, because of illness or injury. Having been to the hospital multiple times because of my asthma, I know how scary it can be, especially when you don't feel well and don't have your warm and cozy pajamas. I created my Good Night Sleep Tight PJ Program because I wanted to make sure that children could feel calm and relaxed even when they are sick or not at home in their own bed.
The Good Night Sleep Tight PJ Program is something that is very important to me, because I worked really hard to create it. I didn’t just stop with an idea! I decided to make my idea real and take action! I spent a lot of time talking and brainstorming with my mom about my program. Coming up with a program name was our first step. Picking the name was super easy for me because “Good Night Sleep Tight” is something that my family says each and every night before bed. After picking a program name, I worked with my mom to create and design my own logo and tag for each pajama donated. Not only do I provide children with new pajamas, but I have been trying to expand my program by including a new book or bed time story and a cozy blanket for each child to keep. Who doesn’t like to snuggle up in pajamas with a blanket and a good book to read??
PJ-Grams are something I am really excited about. I make baskets filled with snacks, small activities (like coloring books and crosswords) and of course, new pjs. These baskets can be sent to friends and family that need a little something to make them smile.
Use your crown to do good things...
and always stay humble and kind!
Over the course of the last 2 years, I have worked really hard to establish and build my organization. I am proud to say that we have accomplished the following:
-Serviced children in 18 states
-Personally traveled over 19,000 miles delivering pjs
-Donated over 1,117 pajamas
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
Long Island, New York
Thanks to some very special friends, I was able to visit 7 locations, including the Lakeview House, Smiling Hearts Housing Inc., the Devon House, Randall House and Mercy Medical Center. It was so exciting to meet some of the guests and provide so many children with new pjs to keep them warm and cozy.
I was able to visit the Independence House in Hyannis, Massachusetts to share some cozy pjs with their clients.
Middletown, Rhode Island
Lucy's Hearth received several bags of pajamas while traveling through Rhode Island.
Las Vegas, Nevada
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
I traveled to Oklahoma City and Chickasha, Oklahoma. In conjunction with my travels, I wanted to make a pj donation and was able to connect with the Toby Keith Foundation and OK Kids Korral.
A number of pjs were donated to UMOM-New Day Center. Special thanks to my sash sister Ashley Nevison.
I was super excited to pack an entire suitcase of new pajamas so that I could donate them to children in Orlando and Tampa area hospitals.
Prior to my trip to Houston, 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.
San Jose, California
I was so excited to reach out to the staff at Family Supportive Housing and share my pjs with children on the west coast.
Dover, New Hampshire
So happy to send a full pj package to children My Friend's Place in Dover, New Hampshire......because all children deserve to feel cozy and warm.
Sending those pjs WAY up north to The Maine's Children Shelter for Little Wanderers.
The Peach State received a big ole' pajama package from The Good Night Sleep Tight Program Inc and I was happy to help out FBCS Shelter.
A pj gram was sent with love and get well wishes to one of my RIM sorority sisters. I am glad that I could brighten her day.
New Castle, Pennsylvania
Another pj gram out the door to a USA Ambassador sister needing some love.
Council Bluffs, Iowa
The Micah House's clients were the recipient of a big box of pajamas to keep them warm this winter.
Greensboro, North Carolina
Children' Home Society of North Carolina received some pjs to use state-wide.
Day Spring Indy Homeless Shelter
Ukraine and Poland
As part of the Channel 3 "3 Cares for Ukraine" my pjs were packed and shipped over to Ukrainian refugees. I am really glad that I was able to help children that were so scared and forced to leave their home.
The Good Night Sleep Tight PJ Program partnered with braveEnough (a local Maryland charity) to donate pjs across the country. To assist with the project, shipments of pjs went to two of my sister queens in Nebraska.