When you donate $50 or more, we’ll send you a throw blanket of your own as our way of saying thank you. We will additionally donate either a blanket, book or pajama set to a home in need, helping symbolize the fight to end childhood emotional neglect.
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When children are able to lose themselves in stories, their bodies relax, and their minds become calmer. Very few things give a child a greater sense of comfort, safety, and peace than snuggling up under a warm blanket and reading about the adventures of a favorite character or listening to beloved bedtime stories read aloud by a parent. When kids feel safe, they can sleep the sleep of the innocent, dreaming of fantastic worlds filled with unicorns and wizards, purple dinosaurs and talking frogs, and little engines that don’t give up.
This sense of safety is especially significant for children who have experienced emotional neglect. Books and stories can provide kids with welcome refuge from the uncertainty and stress that whirls around them, especially in times of crisis like those we face today, when children aren’t sure when they’ll be able to play with their friends in person or whether they’ll be able to spend the holidays with their grandparents, cousins, aunts, and uncles.
Literacy—the ability to read, write, and understand—is one of the most important predictors of success in life—not just academic or professional success but also the ability to reach our full potential as human beings. Reading provides a portal to infinite possibilities, enables us to pursue our passions, creates an appetite for knowledge, develops a sense of curiosity, encourages empathy, sparks imagination, stimulates creativity, fosters social and communication skills, and instills a lifelong love of learning. Reading teaches us how to learn, giving us the tools to understand ourselves and the world around us. When we read stories full of emotion and action, we get a greater understanding of what it means to be truly human, to live a life with meaning, coherence, and soul. We learn about people, places, and things outside our own experience, and we’re exposed to different ideas and beliefs about the world.
When children have access to books they enjoy, they read. When they read, their minds and spirits grow, expand, and aspire for more. It really is that simple, and it’s behind everything we do at Pajamas & Books. We understand how crucial it is for kids to develop a love of books and reading early in their lives, and we know how their lives can be improved exponentially by the parent-child bond created by sharing storytime every day—and every night.
That’s why we focus on giving parents and kids free books, pajamas, and blankets—the tools they need to create reliable, consistent bedtime routines based around storytelling that help children transition from the chaos of the day to the sanctuary of nighttime and peaceful slumber.
You can be an essential partner in helping us create comfortable, safe personal spaces for kids so they can have the freedom to imagine, play, dream, and, most importantly, get the high-quality rest they need to thrive physically, mentally, and emotionally. With your support, we can make a huge difference in children’s lives.
Spread Some Holiday Cheer
Celebrate the true meaning of the season and make the holidays extra special for kids and parents this year. With your gift, children and families will be able to experience the joy of books and the incredible power of reading and sharing stories together all year long. When you donate $50 or more, we’ll send you a throw blanket of your own as our way of saying thank you. Suitable for both kids and adults, this blanket will be a constant reminder of your generosity, and it can also make a perfect holiday gift.