Students Provide Simple Comforts

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The Pajama Program is a not-for-profit organization that provides new, warm pajamas to children in need throughout the United States, and John F. Kennedy Intermediate School has joined its mission. Students in Kate Torres’ class organized a schoolwide drive and encouraged their peers to donate new pajamas to the cause. As a class, students sorted the pajamas and created a display in the hallway to graph the clothing collected by size and gender.

Students worked to raise awareness of the need to provide at-risk children living in group homes and shelters, many of whom are orphans, with warm, clean nighttime clothing. The school’s assistance with the Pajama Program comes during the most urgent time of the year, when the thermostat dips and the harsh winter months settle in.