By David F. Rooney
It’s very easy to imagine that all the parents of our community’s children can provide their kids’ most basic clothing needs — pyjamas, socks and underwear, but that is often not the case.
More often than we’d like to think, parents’ budgets sometimes get stretched so far that basic needs — especially if they’re out of sight — are postponed. And, too, as adults we sometimes forget that young children can be as swiftly and easily embarrassed as we can be.
Towards that end, last year a group of moms came up with the idea of holding a Pyjama Drive. Generous donors contributed 80 sets of pyjamas that were then distributed through the Community Connections’ Food Bank’s Christmas Hamper Program.
Organizer Alexandra said Revelstokians are invited to donate new pyjamas. Socks and underwear by dropping them off at one of the cmpaign’s three donation boxes located Barton HUB Insurance, Begbie View Elementary School and the Revelstoke branch of the Okanagan Regional Library. Th campaign ends on December 12, will gladly accept donations of NEW pyjamas, socks and underwear for children between the ages of newborns 18 years of age.