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Pajama Program NYC Marathon 2016

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BENEFITING: Pajama Program, Inc.

ORGANIZER: Pajama Program, Inc.

EVENT: 2016 TCS NEW YORK CITY MARATHON

EVENT DATE: Oct 31, 2016

Elizabeth DeBetta

THE STORY:

Pajama Program, Inc. wrote -

In 2001, one woman, Genevieve Piturro founded the Pajama Program after reading to children one night at a shelter in New York City. She watched the children go to bed 3-4 to a cot, in the same clothes they had worn for days, without a book to read, or a parent to tuck them in.

Pajama Program provides new pajamas and new books to children in need nationwide, many of whom are waiting to be adopted. A Pajama Program child may live in a group home, shelter, or temporary housing facilities. Many of them have been abused or neglected. Most of these children have never been tucked in at bedtime with warm, clean pajamas and a bedtime story. Their faces light up when we give them the new PJs and books!

Funds raised through the Marathon will help ensure that every child can go to bed with proper sleepwear and a book to read, feeling loved and cared for.

Funds will also bring children to our Reading Center in New York City. Here, children read one on one with our caring volunteers.  A reading session lasts approximately one hour, followed by snacks, and the most anticipated part of the session – the presentation to each child, one by one by name, of a specially chosen pair of new pajamas. Each child has the opportunity to choose one book from the bookshelf to take home! The presentation makes the children feel like stars as they wait to hear their names called, and then receive the gift from a volunteer amongst the resounding applause!

The impact of an investment with Pajama Program is profound: More than 92% of our funds go directly to our mission. We have given over 4,000,000 children a new book and a new pair of pajamas. In 2015, over 5,000 children attended our Reading Centers in the New York City area. Our programs enable our children to feel loved and cared for. It gives many of them their first two new items to call their own. It gives them the basic necessities of something to wear at bedtime, and a book to read. It gives them the love of reading through our reading sessions.

NYRR has partnered with Pajama Program and given us a limited number of guaranteed charity entries. If you are interested in obtaining one of these guaranteed entries for the TCS NYC Marathon by fundraising for our cause, please contact Daniel Leventhal at daniel@pajamaprogram.org or 646-779-0222.

$2,802

MONEY RAISED
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  • Tracey Fabiani

    $50

  • Maureen Marino

    $50

  • Danny Leventhal

    $50

  • Terri Jasen

    $250

  • Lauren Detsky

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Peter G.

    $25

  • Larry Kirsch

    $25

  • Genevieve Piturro

     

  • Kristin and JD Hamilton

    $100

  • Jaclyn Milian

    $25

  • Diana Imhof

    $100

  • Scott Gordon

    $136

  • Sarah Braun

    $25

  • Jim Walsh

    $25

  • Emily O'Regan

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Kathleen Longo

    $25

  • Jen Perry

    $25

  • Jamie Dyce

    $50

  • Marsha Elliott

     

  • Karen & Pete Celona

    $50

  • Forrest Cummings

    $25

  • Jason Gallus

    $100

  • Charmaine

     

  • Amanda Kaminski

    $25

  • Sam Allie Madison Artura

    $200

  • Melissa Darnell

    $50

  • Melissa Sheninger

    $25

  • Felicia and Carmine DeBetta

    $250

  • Wioleta Fedeczko

    $25

  • Jeremy

     

  • Michelle Abraham

    $25

  • Jamie Anderson

    $100

  • Amy Rolla

    $50

  • Di and Sam

    $100

  • Colleen Lauria

     

  • Valerie Magrino

    $10

  • Heidi Méndez Harrison

    $50

  • Puiyan

    $10

  • Jim Smith, Staten Island

    $50

  • Eileen Reilly

    $100

  • Theresa Bruno

     

  • Rose Greco

    $25

  • Natasha D'Anna

     

  • Krysten Kimmett

    $50

  • Kaminsky Family

    $25

  • Suzann Marzo

    $25

  • Linda Pagnotta

    $25

  • Danielle Nuzzolo

    $25

  • Kathie Hoehmann

    $15

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The Team: $26,443 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Stanley Dobrzynski

Amount Raised

$11,483

Fundraiser Title

julie demilio

Amount Raised

$6,054

 

121% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jessica Welch

Amount Raised

$5,250

Fundraiser Title

Elizabeth DeBetta

Amount Raised

$2,802

Fundraiser Title

Danny Leventhal

Amount Raised

$749

Fundraiser Title

Pajama Program, Inc.

Amount Raised

$105

 

1% Raised of$20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Eli Alroy

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Kathie Hoehmann

Kathie Hoehmann

DONATION: $15

3 years ago

Danielle Nuzzolo

Danielle Nuzzolo

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Linda Pagnotta

Linda Pagnotta

DONATION: $25

I wish you the best of luck with this wonderful program. 3 years ago

Suzann Marzo

Suzann Marzo

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Kaminsky Family

Kaminsky Family

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Krysten Kimmett

Krysten Kimmett

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Natasha D'Anna

Natasha D'Anna

3 years ago

Rose Greco

Rose Greco

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Theresa Bruno

Theresa Bruno

3 years ago

Eileen Reilly

Eileen Reilly

DONATION: $100

3 years ago