New Jersey Chapter

Chapter Co-President, Geri Schleich — Geri Schleich grew up and was educated in Utica, NY. She and husband Ray have lived in New Jersey all of their married lives. She is the proud mother of Paul, mother-in-law of Paula, and grandmother of Derrick. Geri has spent many years volunteering for church and school-related organizations. Her work experiences includes running the branch library in her community and being a healthcare lecturer/counselor in a local hospital. Geri was looking for volunteer work that would allow her to feel that she was making a difference in people’s lives when she heard Genevieve Piturro being interviewed on the radio about Pajama Program. Geri knew immediately that helping needy children was something that she could have a real passion for, and that Pajama Program was an organization worth helping. Since that time, Geri feels that her work for Pajama Program has been more rewarding for her personally than she could ever imagine. For further information about New Jersey drives or events, please contact Chapter President Geri Schleich. Thanks for helping the children.

Chapter Co-President, Denise Violand - Denise Violand has been involved with the NJ Chapter of the Pajama Program since 2007. She was drawn to volunteer with the program because it afforded the opportunity to provide such basic items as pajamas and books to those to whom it would mean so much.  Denise loves planning events for the children and she especially enjoys seeing the joy on the children’s faces when they receive their pjs and books. Geri asked Denise in September 2012 to be the Co-Chapter President and Denise is honored to be serving with her. Together they will continue to build the NJ Chapter to serve as many children in the state as possible. Denise and her husband, Ron, live in Middletown, NJ.

New Jersey Drop Off Locations

Pajama Program Reading Center PoricyPark 345 Oak Hill Road Middletown, NJ 07748 732-747-6144

Bergen County Dwight Calibration 10 Stuyvesant Avenue, 1st Floor Lyndhurst, NJ 07071 201-438-3334

Middlesex County ARC of Middlesex, Woodbridge 114 Main Street, Suite C Woodbridge, NJ 07095 732-326-9381

The Learning Experience 2650 Woodbridge Ave. Edison, NJ 08837 732-494-7151
All Because Wee Care Learning Center 150-D Tices Lane East East Brunswick, NJ 732-387-2985

ARC of Middlesex, Jamesburg 42 East Railroad Avenue Jamesburg, NJ 08831 732-605-0005

Monmouth County Pajama Program Reading Center PoricyPark 345 Oak Hill Road Middletown, NJ 07748 732-747-6144

Allure Hair Salon 757 State Highway 35, North Middletown, NJ 07748 (Across from Outback Steak House)

Meineke Car Care Center 14 Broad Street Eatontown, NJ0 7724 732-389-2224 Meineke will give a 5% discount to customers who drop off pajamas at their Eatontown or Middletown locations

Meineke Car Care Center 195 Highway 36 Middletown, NJ 07748 732-495-4500 Meineke will give a 5% discount to customers who drop off pajamas at their Eatontown or Middletown locations.

Meineke Car Care Center 1138 Route 34 Aderdeen, NJ 07747 732-495-4500 Meineke will give a 5% discount to customers who drop off pajamas at their Eatontown or Middletown locations.

Morris County Bright Horizons @ Chester 245 Main Street Chester, NJ 07930 908-879-9900

Ocean County Beachwood Nursery School 1014 Pinewald Road Beachwood, NJ 08722 732-244-1550

Union County Shovlin Mattress Factory 35 South Avenue Fanwood, NJ 07023 908-322-4178 

Warren County REMAX House Values 1585 Route 517 Hackettstown, NJ 07840 908-852-1333

REMAX House Values 1885 Route 57 Hackettstown, NJ 07840 908-852-1313

If you can recommend a drop off site in your area please contact us.  New Jersey Chapter 732-747-6144 or

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