Our Programs and Services
Pajama Program reaches children across the United States and Puerto Rico through its vast network of Chapters and Community Partners. Read on to learn how our work impacts the lives of thousands of children each year.
National Distribution Network
Pajama Program distributes millions of cozy pajamas and inspiring books to qualified Community Partners (homeless shelters, foster care agencies, group homes, etc.) that work directly with children facing adversity across the United States, including Puerto Rico.
Volunteers in local chapters coordinate pajama and book drives in their communities to meet the needs of Community Partners in their area. They also work with schools, businesses, and donors to host programs and events to promote and support Pajama Program’s mission.
At Pajama Program Centers in New York City and Atlanta, and in partnership with local volunteers across the country, children gain a sense of connection and community by sharing stories with our caring volunteers and receiving new pajamas and books for bedtime.
*Since Pajama Program Centers in New York City and Atlanta are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this program is not currently running.
At Pajama Program Centers in New York City and Atlanta, children learn about healthy sleep and our R.E.A.D.Y.® Bedtime Routine, connect one-on-one by sharing a story with with a caring volunteer, and leave with program materials and new pajamas and books for bedtime. This interactive experience provides children with the building blocks they need to have a Good Night for a Good Day.
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Sweet Dreamzzz® for Early Childhood
Designed for Head Start and state-funded preschools, this comprehensive program gives early childhood educators the training and tools they need to provide hands-on sleep health education to young students and their caregivers. Through professional development seminars, teachers learn to deliver our two-week sleep health curriculum to preschool students, and staff learn to facilitate an interactive sleep health presentation with parents and caregivers. Teaching teddy bears and bedtime routine kits help families put healthy sleep habits into practice.
Sweet Dreamzzz® Parent Workshop
This engaging, interactive presentation on healthy sleep and the importance of a bedtime routine helps parents and caregivers with simple strategies for overcoming common bedtime challenges, and encourages peers to learn from shared experiences. Participants receive tools to help foster comforting, healthy bedtime routines with their children.
*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all programs currently running have been adapted to a virtual format.