Getting Cozy to Make a Difference

Students at A.P. Willits Elementary School have been collecting new and unused pajamas for a good cause. Under the leadership of the school’s student council, a pajama drive was held to benefit Jake’s Jammies, an organization dedicated to providing pajamas to children in hospitals.

According to Jake’s Jammies’ website “Something as simple as replacing a hospital gown with a cozy pair of pajamas can make all the difference for a sick child.”

As a reward, each student who brought in pajamas received a special certificate that was displayed in the school lobby. To further celebrate the effort, Principal James Connolly declared April 8 Pajama Day at the school, as students were encouraged to wear comfy jammies to class.

Pictured are A.P. Willits student council representatives from grades 1-5 with advisers Lorraine Avazis and Elissa Wagner on Pajama Day, alongside their collection of pajamas for Jake’s Jammies.