Local Chapters

New Jersey Chapter

Denise Violand, Chapter President

About Pajama Program – New Jersey Chapter

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

New Jersey Drop-Off Locations

Hunterdon County:
Susan Backer (call ahead)
Phone: 908-500-1939 | Email: CallTheBackers@comcast.net

Middlesex County:
Vogue Hair and Nail Studio (Tues-Sat, 10am-7pm)
3153 US Highway 9, Old Bridge, NJ 08857 | Phone: 732-679-2822

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

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

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

Meineke Center (Massimo Lepore)
195 Route 36, Middletown, NJ 07748 | Phone: 732-201-5277

Iris Acker Ltd. (Ellen Stack, 9am-5pm)
3500 Sunset Ave., Suite C2, Ocean, NJ 07712 | Phone: 732-778-2765

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

Morris County:
Bright Horizons at Giralda Farms (Mon-Fri, 7:15am-6:15pm)
5A Giralda Farms, Madison, NJ 07940 | Phone: 973-301-0812

Somerset County:
Brandywine Living at Middlebrook Crossing (8:30am-8:30pm)
2005 Route 22 West, P.O. Box 6100, Bridgewater, NJ 08807 | Phone: 732-868-8181

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

Contacting the New Jersey Chapter

If you have questions, want to volunteer, recommend a new drop-off location, or anything else:

Chapter President: Denise Violand, denise@pajamaprogram.org | Phone: 732-747-6144
P.O. Box 36, Middletown, NJ 07748

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New Jersey County Coordinators

Atlantic/Cape May County: Lillian (Lolly) Curtis, lbcpajamallama@gmail.com | Sharon Fleming, bhppajamas@aol.com
Bergen County: Alli Chazen, acpajamadrama@gmail.com | Zesarae Bodie, bergenpajamas@gmail.com
Burlington County:
Jerrice Moore, moorepajammies@gmail.com | Alynson Sloan-Anderson, justjammiesaly@gmail.com
Camden County: Pamela DePompo, pameladepompo@aol.com
Cumberland County: Deborah Slenkamp, dtslen@verizon.net
Gloucester County: Jennifer Fisicaro, jfisicaro19@yahoo.com | Deborah Slenkamp, dtslen@verizon.net
Hudson County: Susan Ortega, scortega@ymail.com | Jennifer Riquelme, jennifer.riquelme@me.com
Hunterdon County: Carol Sosinski, somersetstypjp@gmail.com
Middlesex County: Toby Russell, dreamsandpajamasmiddlesex@gmail.com
Monmouth County: Janice Cuttingham, jancuttpjprog@aol.com
Ocean County: Janice Cuttingham, jancuttpjprog@aol.com | Heather Rice, heather912@gmail.com
Salem County: Deborah Slenkamp, dtslen@verizon.net
Somerset County: Carol Sosinski, somersetstypjp@gmail.com
Sussex County: Fran Sandomeno, francine.sandomeno@gmail.com | Christine Pagano, cpaganopjs@yahoo.com
Union County: Lydia Chandler, lyds947@gmail.com

County Coordinators are needed for: Essex, Mercer, Morris, Passaic and Warren. Contact Denise if you are interested!