Carbondale school’s pajama drive under way |

Carbondale school’s pajama drive under way

CARBONDALE – The Children’s Rocky Mountain School, a nonprofit early childhood education center in Carbondale, and the Family Visitor Program are teaming up again on the second annual pajama and book drive for local children and their parents in need.

The Great Pajama Drive was created to promote bedtime reading for underprivileged children of the Roaring Fork Valley. The school will accept donations of new pajamas (newborn, child and adult sizes) until Feb. 8. For every pair of pajamas donated, the Family Visitor Program will supply a matching book. The goal is to collect enough pajamas to donate to 300 local families, delivered by Valentine’s Day.

“We were inspirited to do this drive through a similar, national scholastic program,” said Debbie Condello, director of the Children’s Rocky Mountain School. “But after all the pajama collecting we did, we found they were given to families in New York. We wanted to keep it closer to home, so we started our own pajama drive.”

Organizers are asking for community support by donating new pajamas (newborn to adult sizes) at the following drop-off locations: Growing Years and Alpine Bank (Basalt, Carbondale and Glenwood Springs); Blue Lake Preschool and Basalt Library (Basalt); Children’s Rocky Mountain School and Gordon Cooper Library (Carbondale); and Children’s Mini College, Glenwood Springs Library, Family Visitor Program and Early Childhood Network (Glenwood Springs).

For more information, contact the Children’s Rocky Mountain School at 970-963-2524 or email

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