Children seek comfort in the familiar. They may request the same bedtime story every night, or delight in the routine of a bath and snuggle before bed. For kids who are abused or neglected and need to be removed from their own homes, there is often very little normal or reassuring that they can cling to in a time of trauma.
FamiliesFirst Network of Lakeview hopes to provide some comfort for the kids in their care by conducting their third annual campaign to collect new, unworn pajamas for the kids they serve.
The "Tucking Kids In Safe and Sound" Pajama Drive is underway now through October 14 and the goal is to exceed last year's total of over 2,500 new pairs of pajamas collected for children in need.
"Case workers with FamiliesFirst have found that pajamas can help ease distress and promote a sense of security for children, especially children who must be separated from their families for their protection," stated a press release by FamiliesFirst.