Before reading the news at 5pm and 10pm, PIX11 Anchor Tamsen Fadal spent the morning with New York City kids at the Pajama Program Reading Party, reading to kids. Pajama Program provides new pajamas and new books to children in need nationwide, many of whom are waiting to be adopted.
Many of the children live in group homes, shelters and temporary housing facilities. Many of them have been abandoned, abused or neglected. Most of these children have never enjoyed the simple comfort of having a parent tuck them in at bedtime with warm, clean pajamas and a bedtime story. Some of the children are living with their families below the poverty level, in desperate need of food, clothing and shelter. These two simple gifts of pajamas and books let the children know that someone cares – sometimes these are the only new things they have ever received.
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