A single focus
PJFS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission: provide a new pair of pajamas to low income seniors in area nursing and assisted living homes. To date, over 3,500 pairs of new pajamas have been provided to seniors.
A small gift
60% of nursing home residents do not have regular visitors.
– CNN.com, May 2015
Here to help
A combination of longer life spans and spiraling health care costs have left an estimated 64% of Americans in nursing homes dependent on Medicaid.
– New York Times, June 2017
A good cause
50% of our nursing home residents do not have any close relatives. Some of our residents are in their nineties and all of their friends and family are deceased.
– Social worker in McKinney, TX
Donate PJs, make a day better
The personal allowance in Texas for Medicaid nursing home residents is only sixty dollars per month. This covers haircuts, clothing, toiletry items, snacks, and even birthday cards to send to family members. When a set of pajamas is $20, that is considered a luxury not a necessity.