November 21, 2020
Pajamas on the Run!
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Pajamas for Seniors will have a virtual family fun run in downtown McKinney, TX to raise awareness to the needs of low/no income seniors by raising funds to support our non-profit. Last year, a group of dedicated volunteers was able to collect and distribute over 20,000 pairs of new pajamas to DFW area seniors. Most pajamas donated are in more common sizes, examples small, medium, and large. We are desperate for funds to pay for pajamas in the larger sizes, which are more expense and harder to find. Because most seniors in nursing homes are wheelchair and bed bound and have limited to no exercise or activity, a large percentage are obese. Many have only a stained recycled hospital gown as clothing. The do not have the money to shop nor purchase necessities like pajamas. We purchase many mens and womens pajamas in sizes 4x to 7x. We don’t want to leave anyone out, especially at a holiday such as Christmas, Mother’s Day, or Father’s Day. There is no better way to express love, belonging, community, warmth, kindness than gifting a pair of new pajamas to needy seniors. Nursing Homes are in every neighborhood, yet the majority of the population has never set foot in their local nursing home. Its time we raise awareness to these special members of our community. Our goal is to raise $25,000 for this special event.
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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.