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Foster Kids Pajama Drive

Seattle & Portland: January 5 – February 22

Bend, Medford, Eastern Washington, Idaho: January 5 – March 1

Northwest foster children are often placed in care unexpectedly and must leave home with only the clothes on their backs. Comfort items like cozy, new pajamas can be a luxury that they miss out on.

To help make bedtime a little easier for local foster children, consider hosting your own Sleep Country Foster Kids Pajama Drive. It’s a great way to give back to your community while leaving the heavy lifting of planning and promotion to us!

Read on for more details and information about how to get started.

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How it Works

1. Spread the Word About Your Donation Drive

Get the word out about your drive by talking to friends, neighbors, family and coworkers.

Send emails and use your social network to encourage even more people to donate new pajamas for foster kids of all ages.. Below is a sample email and a sample Facebook post for you to use.

Hang posters in high-traffic areas or distribute to potential donors at gatherings.

Talk up your collection drive at staff meetings, kids’ soccer games, community events or religious gatherings. Send an announcement in your work newsletter or slip the information into a meeting agenda.


2. Collect Your Donations

Create a central place to collect donations, whether it’s your home, a community center or the lobby at work. Clearly mark containers for donation drop-offs.

If a cash donation is preferred, consider starting a personal campaign on our website and asking friends, family and co-workers to donate online through your fundraising page.


3. Drop Off Your Donations to the Nearest Sleep Country USA

Donations are accepted at all of our Sleep Country locations. Use our store locator to find the most convenient drop-off location for you.


4. Share Your Success

Provide us with your name, contact information and a short story about your efforts, and we’ll share your generous story on Facebook and on our website. You deserve the recognition, and it shows other community members that they can make a difference, too!
Email fosterkids@sleepcountry.com


Resources

Need more supplies, information or support?  Contact us at fosterkids@sleepcountry.com or 253-236-0921.


Sample Email

To: Friends, family, co-workers, neighbors, PTA

Subject: Help make bedtime a little cozier for Northwest foster children!

Hi there,

Foster children often enter foster care with very few possessions of their own, and comfort items like cozy new pajamas can be a luxury that they miss out on. I have fond memories of my childhood pajamas — soft, colorful and comforting. This simple gift can make bedtime a little easier for foster children spending their first nights in a new and unfamiliar home.

That’s why I’m supporting the Sleep Country Pajama Drive for Foster Kids this year. With the help of non-profit foster care partners, the Sleep Country Foster Kids program takes in donations and disperses them to those children most in need throughout the Northwest. My goal is to collect (number) pairs of new pajamas for children of various ages and sizes, and I need your help!

Donations of new pajamas in all sizes — from infant to adult — can be dropped off at (insert location), and I will take them to Sleep Country. I have fun shopping and always find great deals that allow me to buy a few more items, but if shopping isn’t your cup of tea, you can always donate online, and Sleep Country employees will do the shopping on your behalf.

Let me know if you have questions!

Thanks,

(insert name)


Sample Facebook Post

Remember your favorite footie pajamas as a kid? I do! Join me in helping to ensure foster children can enjoy the same comforting memories by donating to the Sleep Country Pajama Drive for Foster Kids. I would like to collect (insert goal #) pairs of new pajamas for kids of various ages and sizes. I’m collecting donations at (insert drop off location) through 3/1.


Sample Poster

Sleep Country Foster Kids Pajama Drive Poster

Download PDF Poster Here

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