Third graders at Shady Side Academy Junior School held a week-long Pajama Drive to support local foster children in connection with the Mattress Firm Foster Kids program.
Students collected a total of 390 pairs of pajamas, which exceeded the third grade's goal of 370 pairs.
On Monday, Feb. 1, all Junior School students celebrated the end of the drive by wearing pajamas to school for a minimum $1 donation. That raised an additional $378.50, which will be used to purchase more pajamas to donate.
Pajama donations will be delivered to a local Mattress Firm store for distribution to one or more local foster care agencies that are partners in the campaign, including Every Child, Pressley Ridge, Three Rivers Adoption Council and Ward Home.
Congratulations to the third graders and their teachers, Dan Stern and Christina Blazin, and thank you to all of the families who donated to the drive!