Wear PJs for Arizona's Children Association
Yuma-area residents are invited to wear their pajamas in public while eating breakfast for dinner Friday during the fourth annual PJs & Eggs fundraiser benefiting the Arizona's Children Association.
AzCA offers adoption and foster care programs to match children in need with safe and loving families. About 11,000 children are in Arizona's foster care system ranging in age from newborn to age 18.
The fundraiser will be begin at 5 p.m. at the Garden Cafe, 250 S. Madison Ave. Customers are invited to wear their pajamas and encouraged to bring a new pair of children's pajamas to donate to foster children. The donated pajamas can be for children of any age between newborn and 18.
New pajamas are an excellent way to comfort children who find themselves in foster care, said Michael Coughlin, AzCA CEO.
“Most children come into foster care with little more than the clothes on their backs. The simple gesture of receiving a new pair of pajamas sends a very powerful signal to a child who is most likely feeling uprooted and apprehensive. Being given something new of his or her own says, ‘You matter, and things will get better.'”
In addition to the pajamas, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to AzCA, and all participants will receive a certificate for a free dozen of Hickman's eggs.
For more information about the fundraiser, call 783-1491 or visit www.pjsandeggsaz.com. For more information about AzCA, including foster care and adoption, visit www.arizonaschildren.org.