Dear fellow Hanoverians:
The John Curtis Free Library has teamed up with the Boston Bruins to
participate in the 13th annual Boston Bruins PJ Drive to benefit Department
of Children and Families’ (DCF) Wonderfund and Cradles to Crayons. The PJ
Drive’s goal is to collect 13,000 pairs of new pajamas. Many of the
pajamas donated go to local DCF offices in the area in which they were
collected, benefitting local kids and teens.
The PJ Drive runs now through March 15. The library will be collecting new
pairs of pajamas for babies, children and teens.
Bruins forward P.J. Axelsson and his wife, Siw, started the PJ drive during
the Boston Bruins 2007-2008 season as a way to give back to their
community. The couple collected 1,600 pairs of pajamas for Cradles to
Crayons which connects with social service agencies across the state to
identify specific children in need. Last year, libraries from across the
Commonwealth collected 13,022 new pairs of pajamas, a new record for the
drive. In total, over 20,000 pairs of pajamas were collected by 251 groups,
136 of which were libraries.
The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) works with the
Boston Bruins to coordinate library participation in the drive. Libraries
from around the state use the Massachusetts Library System’s delivery
service, typically used to send books and other library materials, to send
their PJs to area collection locations which increases libraries’ ability
to participate in the drive.
The collection box for pajamas is located in the library’s main entrance
foyer. For more information, call 781-826-2972, extension 4, or email
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