Fall into Winter:
Why the Seasons Matter for Children’s Sleep
ajama Program is committed to defending every child’s right to a good night all year-round, which is why it’s important to know the challenges that every season presents for children to get a good night’s sleep, especially for those in vulnerable living conditions.
For instance, spring brings more allergens, like tree and bee pollen, that can affect moods and keep children awake with itchy eyes and noses. Sunny summer days with no school means parents might have to leave their children alone for longer periods of time and later bedtimes, and, for those living in hot areas without air conditioning, trying to sleep comfortably may feel like a nightmare. Fall is when school’s back in, which is a whole different story when it comes to transitioning back into a bedtime routine.
And then there’s winter:
Here at Pajama Program, we are already preparing for the coldest time of the year, because historically that is when caregivers have called on us the most to help keep children warm at night with new pajamas and storybooks.
Rebecca is a sixteen-year old girl with a bright presence and an inspiring story:
She went from visiting Pajama Program’s NYC Reading Center with her group home to becoming the first summer teen intern. By the end of the summer, Rebecca was an integral part of the team: “I didn’t feel like I was an intern; I felt like I was in a second home.”
Join the Pajama Walk
Join us on October 14 for our second annual Pajama Walk, as we walk across the Brooklyn Bridge in our pajamas to advocate for every child’s right to a good night! After crossing the bridge, we will gather in Brooklyn Borough Hall for a festival with food and fun for all. Last year, over 250 people walked with us, raising $30,000 for our programming efforts. We look forward to having you join us! Sign up now as an individual or with a team.
Charity Runners Prepare for Marathon!
On November 5, we’ll join the crowd of over one million people to cheer on our runners in the TCS Marathon in NYC. Last fall, our runners raised over $26,000 to help provide children with the tools for a loving bedtime and a good night. We look forward to supporting all of our runners, as they help bring good nights and good days to the children we serve!
Pajama Program recognizes the support and commitment of our corporate, foundation, and community partners who share our goal of providing at-risk children with a comforting bedtime by giving them new pajamas and books.