Let’s work together to keep kids warm this winter.

17th Annual Bruins PJ Drive

From February 1 through March 15, Cradles to Crayons®, the Boston Bruins, Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, and Wonderfund are coming together with organizations in your community to collect new pajamas for local children living in low-income and homeless situations. Together, we are looking to collect 10,000 pairs of pajamas. By supporting us with a PJ Drive, you will directly supply new pajamas to the children who need them most so they can stay warm for a good night’s sleep. Register through our form below to get more information on hosting a PJ Drive with us.


PJ Drive Toolkit:

How to donate this year:

  • Host a PJ Drive! Register using the form on this page to sign up and host a PJ Drive from February 1 through March 15. Can’t collect for the full collection period? No problem! Work with your Cradles to Crayons representative on a timeline that works best for you, as long as your final collection totals are submitted by March 15.
  • Make an individual donation. Just looking to contribute to the cause? Purchase and donate pajamas through our Amazon Wish List (beginning on February 1) and have your donations shipped directly to Cradles to Crayons. Or shop at a store of your choosing and send your donations to Cradles to Crayons at 281 Newtonville Avenue, Newton, MA 02460.

What we are collecting:

We are looking for brand new pajamas, appropriate for all seasons, from sizes 0-3 months through adult medium. Please do not give pajamas that include any family or holiday references, and refer to our Quality = Dignity guidelines. Our most needed sizes are:

  • Girls: 12-18 months, 18-24 months, 2T, 3T, 5/6 (child S), 7/8 (child M), 14/16 (child XL/adult S), 18/20 (child XXL/adult M)
  • Boys: 12-18 months, 18-24 months, 5/6 (child S), 7/8 (child M), 10/12 (child L), 14/16 (child XL/adult S), 18/20 (child XXL/adult M)


Important Dates:

February 1 – Official Bruins PJ Drive Kick-Off!
Begin your drive! Note, you can still register to join anytime after February 1.

February 17 – In-Game Collection
Catch us at the Bruins game on Saturday, February 17! We’ll be on the loge concourse until the end of the 2nd intermission. Find us to donate AND enter to win raffle prizes, including signed Bruins items.

February 21 – Library Kick-Off Event
Join us at Hanson Public Library on February 21 at 10:00 AM for a special book-reading event!

March 11 – Last Week of the Drive
Start counting your donations to be submitted by March 15.

March 15 – Final Totals are Due!
Any totals submitted after this date will not qualify for prizes set by the Boston Bruins.

Week of March 20 – Winners are Announced!
The top-collecting groups will be awarded prizes set by the Boston Bruins! Prizes will be announced at a later date.


Public PJ Drive Drop-Off Locations:


Why are pajamas so critical for the families we serve?

“I work with a family of four, one single mom and three kids seven, five, and four. They have been homeless almost all their life. I remember once their mother said ‘this is the first time in their life that they have pajamas and are supposed to change before bedtime, they are very excited about it…’”
–Roza Khorshidi, MFT Clinician

“They had no possessions at all, other than the clothing they wore and what mom and her children had been able to carry in small backpacks. […] [Lynn Economic Opportunity] was able to secure from Cradles to Crayons a wealth of items to make them more comfortable: clothes, pajamas, socks, underwear, coats, and personal care items. The mother was overwhelmed with gratitude for all the items that [Lynn Economic Opportunity] and Cradles to Crayons provided!”
–Service Partner, Lynn Economic Opportunity

These stories are collected from Service Partners that Cradles to Crayons works with to distribute essential items to kids in need across Massachusetts.



SIGN UP NOW! Fill out the form below!

[Bos] Bruins PJ Drive Registration