Organization Provides Pajamas, Bedtime Stories To Kids In Need

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By WCBS Newsradio 880
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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — Sometimes it's the simple things in life that make all the difference.

WCBS 880's Mike Sugerman introduces us to the Pajama Program, an organization that is helping provide some of the basics to children who are less fortunate.

“When children are having so much anxiety and so much fear, we know that a comforting bedtime routine can really make a difference," said Jamie Dyce, executive director of the Pajama Program.

The Pajama Program has been handing out pajamas and reading bedtime stories to children for years, but with COVID-19 and quarantining, and the isolation that comes with both, life for these kids is so much harder, says Dyce.

“When you take that moment at the end of the day to look at that child in your care and say to them, ‘Im here, things might be a little scary right now, but we’re together,' and share a good story, put on those cozy PJ’s, shed the stresses of the day, and get that good night sleep that children need in order to thrive," Dyce said.

A $10 donation buys a pair of pajamas and a book for a kid and can be made at pajamaprogram.org.​

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