Annual PJ Drive brings home generosity and warmth for kids.
Members of The Manitoba Chiropractors Association – 41 offices – collected over 2700 pairs of PJs as part of their annual PJ drive for United Way agencies.
The PJs were sorted and packaged last week for delivery to about 40 different agencies to help stuff stockings this holiday season.
Volunteers from the Asper School of Business (Team Toba – JDC West) and GenNext members did two United Way Days of Caring to sort and organize the PJs for delivery.
— Team Toba – JDC West (@JDCWToba) December 7, 2016
Members of United Way’s GenNext Council also showed up on a cold night to sort and package the warm PJs for kids. It brought back happy memories for some of them.
“A bunch of us were talking about getting new pajamas as kids every Christmas and how nice that was. There are some families who can’t afford that,” said Diana King, chair of Community Involvement on the GenNext Council.
“And they’re all new, and some are even hand-made.”
Thank you, @UnitedWayWpg for the cozy 'jamies!
— CMWI (@CMWI_CA) December 20, 2016
The drive is over now for another year, but there are still lots of opportunities for groups looking to help out in the community.