Great Bedtime Story Pajama Drive 2023


We are excited to partner once again with Scholastic for the 14th Annual Great Bedtime Story Pajama Drive! Every year, hundreds of classrooms around the nation collect brand new pajamas to support the children of Pajama Program. As is tradition, Scholastic has pledged to match every pair of donated pajamas with a brand new storybook!


All educators must register their classes/schools to participate in the Drive. After registration, teachers may begin collecting pajamas with their students. Classroom drives usually last a few months, though teachers can choose to run their drives for any length of time during the period of September through December. We ask that teachers end their drives by December 15 and report details of their pajama collection by December 22.

Register Here.

Download a Flyer Here.

After Pajama Program shares the final total of pajamas collected, Scholastic will donate a brand new book for every pair of pajamas collected, up to 100,000 books. Pajama Program will distribute the donated brand-new books to Community Partners in the months after December.

At the conclusion of the drive, thousands more children across the nation will have access to essential tools needed to have Good Nights for Good Days, all thanks to the hard work of caring students and educators and the generosity of Scholastic.

Qs? Read our Frequently Asked Questions.


In prior years, many educators experienced delays in receiving information on where to send their pajama collections after their drives concluded. We are happy to share that this year, educators will receive contact information of the five Pajama Program Community Partners that are located closest to their school in their registration confirmation email. As soon as educators register for the Drive, they will have access to the information needed to coordinate the drop off/pick up of their pajama collections with a Community Partner.

“We loved that it was a very relatable way for students to help people in their local community.”

Teacher’s response from Scholastic Drive survey

Qs? See our Frequently Asked Questions page

***Please note: Since we typically work with 1,000 or more classrooms around the nation during this drive, our responses may be delayed. We deeply appreciate your patience as our staff works to get back to you as soon as possible.