A "new" anything is very rare and magical to these children. A pair of new pajamas and a book gives them comfort, yes, but
Everybody deserves a pair of PJs.
There are days we wake up and all is not right with the world. Somebody is wreaking havoc and it takes everything we have to keep going, keep looking for peace somewhere within us to find a way to make things better for ourselves, our family, our community and the world.
The children never lack in enthusiasm when they nestle up with a volunteer to listen to a story, just for them. When they arrive, they are overflowing with anticipation for what's going to happen, and when they leave they are filled with an extraordinary amount of joy and love.
"A new pair of pajamas, a pretty book to look through -- we hope and pray it just puts their fears aside for a few minutes and lets them dream again."
A child falling asleep in class may be an early clue that home is not a safe and secure environment. Medical professionals