Local Chapters

New Jersey

Denise Violand, Chapter President

  • If you have collected donations of new pajamas and books, please record them here so we may distribute them to Community Partners in your local area.
  • Organizations interested in becoming Community Partners can apply and learn more about working with Pajama Program here.
  • If you are interested in joining our team of volunteers to support our mission in New Jersey, please fill out this form to get started!

Contact Denise if you want to connect with the New Jersey Chapter.

  • Email: Denise@pajamaprogram.org
  • Phone: 732-747-6144
  • Mail: P.O. Box 36, Middletown, NJ 07748

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Denise Violand, New Jersey Chapter President, has been involved with the Pajama Program since 2007. She was drawn to volunteer when she learned about Pajama Program’s founding story and how basic items such as pajamas and books were not part of many children’s lives. She is inspired by the joy she witnesses in children served and loves planning events for various groups. Her goal is to continue building the NJ Chapter, reach as many children as possible, and increase her volunteer and sponsor involvement. Denise works as a dental hygienist and lives in Middletown, NJ with her husband, Ron, who is also a Pajama Program volunteer.

New Jersey Donation Drop-Off Locations

Hunterdon County:
Susan Backer, Coldwell Banker (call ahead)
Phone: 908-500-1939

Monmouth County:
NJ Pajama Program Volunteer Center in Poricy Park
345 Oak Hill Road, Red Bank, NJ 07701 | Phone: 732-747-6144

Meineke Car Care Center (5% discount to customers who drop off at either of these two locations only!)
14 Broad Street, Eatontown, NJ 07724 | Phone: 732-389-2224
1148 Route 34, Aberdeen Township, NJ 07747 | Phone: 732-970-7581

Red Wing Shoe Store (Shea Patterson)
255 Route 35, Eatontown, NJ 07724 | Phone: 732-389-0964

Sunrise of Marlboro
3A South Main Street, Marlboro, NJ 07746 | Phone: 732-409-6665

Allure Hair Salon
757 State Highway 35, North Middletown, NJ 07748 | Phone: 732-706-9339

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

Warren County:
REMAX Town & Valley
1585 Route 517, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 | Phone: 908-852-1333

New Jersey County Coordinators

Bergen County: Liz Lindley
Camden County: Pamela DePompo
Cumberland County: Deborah Slenkamp
Essex County: Brittany Cowans
Gloucester County: Jennifer Fisicaro | Deborah Slenkamp | Meghan Smart
Hudson County: Susan Ortega | Jennifer Riquelme
Hunterdon County: Carol Sosinski
Middlesex County: Toby Russell
Monmouth County: Janice Cuttingham
Ocean County: Janice Cuttingham | Heather Rice
Salem County: Deborah Slenkamp
Somerset County: Carol Sosinski
Union County: Lydia Chandler

County Coordinators are needed for: Atlantic, Bergen, Burlington, Cape May, Mercer, Morris, Passaic, Sussex, and Warren. Email Denise@pajamaprogram.org if you are interested!