"If there’s a world here in a hundred years, it’s going to be saved by tens of millions of little things. The powers-that-be can break up any big thing they want. They can corrupt it or co-opt it from the inside, or they can attack it from the outside. But what are they going to do about 10 million little things? They break up two of them, and three more like them spring up!"
- Pete Seeger, in YES! Magazine

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Working Out Pajama Party Details

The project:
In an ongoing project to help raise awareness of and PJs for the Pajama Program, I continue working with the local fire department.

20 minutes via phone

Why bother?
Organization takes time. While the local F.D. would like to help, negotiating the food, the location, the staff and trying to estimate the number of people who MIGHT show are proving to be big hurdles. Not sure we'll be able to overcome them. This may simply become a neighborhood drive. Or I might hit up family and friends.

Worth it?
I hope so. If we can get something together at the local fire station, I think it would be a bigger draw for families with children. And any kid-visit to the fire station is a good thing for the station and the kids.


  1. We're still brainstorming our pajama drive, and were tossing around the idea of using the library, or a local bookstore (but leaning towards the library). We also have a local children's book author who might be willing to read to the kids that evening.

    Thanks for sharing the behind-the-scenes details of the planning!

  2. Jen - thanks for keeping this on the "middle burner". I know I owe you emails...I am trying to think of some fab ideas, but the brain isn't cooperating as of late.

  3. Coordinating with the fire department is turning out to be a major time issue. It may be time to tone it down a bit. I'll continue working with them, but see today's entry to see what's new in our PJ world.


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