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BRUINS PJ DRIVE

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

15th Annual Bruins PJ Drive

From February 1 through March 31, 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 5,000 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 while sleeping. Register through our form below to get more information on hosting a PJ Drive with us.

 

PJ Drive Toolkit:

How to donate this year:

Register using the form on this page to sign your group up to host a PJ Drive from February 1 through March 31. Every pair of pajamas or $10 collected will count towards your total collection. Can’t collect for the full two months? No problem! So long as you can get your final totals to us by March 31, you can work with your Cradles to Crayons representative on a timeline that works best for you.

Just looking to contribute to the cause? Make an individual donation by donating through our Amazon Wish List (beginning on February 1) or make a $10 donation to provide a child with a pair of pajamas!

What we are collecting:

We are looking for brand new pajamas, appropriate for all seasons, from sizes 2T 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: 5/6 (child S), 7/8 (child M), 14/16 (child XL/adult S), 18/20 (child XXL/adult M)
  • Boys: 7/8 (child M), 14/16 (child XL/adult S), 18/20 (child XXL/adult M)

Important Dates:

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

February 23 – Library Kick-Off Event
Join us at 10:30 a.m. at the Tufts Library in Weymouth for storytime with Massachusetts First Lady Lauren Baker.

March 10 – In-Game Collection
Cradles to Crayons will be collecting donations at the Boston Bruins game on March 10. Find us at the turnstiles right before you scan your ticket. All who donate will be entered into a raffle to win Bruins Memorabilia.

March 28 – Last Week of the Drive
Start counting your donations to be submitted by March 31.

March 31 – Final Totals are Due!
Any totals submitted after this date will not qualify for prizes set by the Bruins.

Week of April 4 – Winners are Announced!
The top-collecting groups will be awarded prizes set by the Boston Bruins! Prizes will be announced at a later date.

 

 

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 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