Highlands Brownie troop organizes pajama drive
May 3, 2011
Issaquah Highlands Brownie Troop 41151, a group of third-grade girls from Grand Ridge Elementary School, is organizing a pajama drive to collect new and gently used pajamas.
All collections will be donated to Eastside Baby Corner, an Issaquah-based nonprofit organization that distributes supplies for children, from birth to age 12, through a network of community partners throughout the area.
The Brownies thought of the idea for the drive last fall, when they were filling gift bags for homeless and low-income children at Eastside Baby Corner. The girls noticed there was a shortage of pajamas for at-risk children, and they decided they would address the problem with a community drive.
“I think they could relate to it because they were girls their own age,” troop leader Kim Foster said. “Everybody wants warm pajamas and cute pajamas.”
The troop asked that people donate pajamas sizes newborn to 14. The following businesses will have donation boxes during the month of May: Agave Cocina; Alice’s Beauty Salon; Allstate Insurance; Ben and Jerry’s; Blakely Hall; Caffe Ladro; Highlands Dentistry; Issaquah Highlands Chiropractic; Kumon; Le Chic Pet; Occhio! Vision Care – Issaquah and Sammamish locations; Ricenroll; Sorella Salon & Spa; Zeeks Pizza; Lakeside Montessori and Highlands Cleaners.