Third grade class donates pajamas

The third grade class at Sacred Heart Catholic School, instructed by Jamie Gegare, recently held a pajama drive in support of Scholastic’s Pajama Program.

The annual Scholastic Book Clubs Great Bedtime Story Pajama Drive is a national nonprofit organization that provides new pajamas and storybooks to at-risk children. The Pajama Program supports children living in shelters, group homes, and foster care, and those who attend Title I schools, Head Start programs and other organizations that support at-risk youth.

For every pair of pajamas the class donated, Scholastic donates a book. Those items are then donated together to families in need.

For information about the drive and Pajama Program, go to

Since 2009, caring classrooms like Sacred Heart Catholic School’s third grade class have donated nearly 600,000 pairs of new pajamas nationwide. Scholastic Book Clubs has more than matched those numbers with nearly 1 million new storybooks donated directly to Pajama Program headquarters, where they are then shared with children across the country by Pajama Program.