What Is a Community Partner?
Pajama Program Community Partners are primarily nonprofit organizations that work with children and families experiencing uncertainty in their lives. They include, for example, group homes, foster-care agencies, shelters, Head Start programs, and schools. We currently work with over 4,000 organizations in every state and Puerto Rico.
What Does It Mean to Be a Community Partner?
We send donations of pajamas, books, and resources to our approved Community Partners to distribute to the children, parents, and caregivers in their reach. We encourage our Community Partners to network with fellow organizations, Pajama Program’s National Office, and local Chapter Presidents to reach as many children and caregivers as possible to provide Good Nights for Good Days.
Community Partners in New York City and the Metro Atlanta area are also eligible to bring children to our Reading Centers to share a book with our caring volunteers and receive a new pair of pajamas and a book to bring home. Learn more about Pajama Program Reading Centers.
In order to become a Community Partner, an organization must meet the following criteria:
- Be a nonprofit organization (501(c)(3) or other tax exempt status)
- Work with children ages newborn to 18 years
- Offer donations free of fees or costs to recipients
- Not offer donations for resale
- Consent to provide occasional feedback to Pajama Program
If you are an organization interested in becoming a Community Partner, we will be accepting applications after June 1, 2020. Please check this page again then, and we will provide an email link for you to request an application form. Thank you for your patience and interest in receiving the tools for bedtime for the children you work with.
Are you a nonprofit organization serving a qualifying population and interested in partnering with Pajama Program to provide comforting good nights to your community? Check out our Local Chapters page to get in touch with a Pajama Program volunteer near your or call the National Office: 212.716.9757.