January 23, 2012
I almost cried when I read this article in “The Week”. Here is the article in it’s entirety.
Genevieve Piturro was volunteering as a reader at a children’s shelter in Harlem when she noticed that many of the young children were forced to sleep in their clothes at night for lack of pajamas. in response, she launched the Pajama Program (pajamaprogram.org), which has given away more than 1 million pajamas and 620,000 bedtime-story books to children in need since 2001. The children who receive the pajamas, many of whom have suffered neglect or abandonment, are typically living in group homes, shelters, or temporary housing, and are often hoping to be adopted. Some receive the first pajamas they ever owned.
I am going to keep my opinion to myself and you can only guess what my thoughts are. So give what you can afford and keep adoption on the front burner. Education, education, education – I want to shout it out from the top of a coconut tree.