Angel Compass Network’s event on November 18th was to benefit the Pajama Program of New York City. Pajama Program provides new pajamas and new books to children in need, many of whom are waiting to be adopted. These children live in group homes, shelters and temporary housing facilities and are shuffled often from one place to another. Many of them have been abandoned, abused or neglected. Most of these children have never enjoyed the simple comfort of having a parent tuck them in at bedtime with warm, clean pajamas and a bedtime story. Some of the children are living with their families below the poverty level, in desperate need of food, clothing and shelter. These two simple gifts of pajamas and books let the children know that someone cares – sometimes these are the only new things they have ever received.
Learn more about Pajama Program at pajamaprogram.org.
On Wednesday, November 18th, the Angel Compass Network honored two very special individuals: Pajama Program founder, and Executive Director, Genevieve Piturro, and Laura Schroff, author of the New York Times bestselling book, An Invisible Thread and newly released children’s book An Invisible Thread Christmas Story. Both women personify how helping one child at a time can inspire us to change the lives of many children.
During the course of her career, Genevieve became inspired to help children in foster homes and homeless shelters through reading bedtime stories to them, as well as providing them with pajamas. Currently, the Pajama Program has grown to 33 Chapters, and assists thousands of children nationwide. Laura’s work tells the true story of her unlikely friendship with Maurice, a penniless 11-year-old boy whom she met on the streets on Manhattan. Her simple act of kindness, buying Maurice lunch, changed both of their lives forever. By helping one child at a time, we can help many children who need the kind of support Genevieve and Laura personify.
For more information about Genevieve and the Pajama Program Please Visit pajamaprogram.org.
For more information about Laura Schroff and An Invisible thread Visit aninvisiblethread.com
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