Helping the needy |

Helping the needy

Dear Editor:

The Children’s Rocky Mountain School just completed the first valleywide Great Pajama Drive. We collected more than 110 pairs of pajamas, which will be paired with a book from the Family Visitor Program and distributed to needy valley residents from newborns to adults by Valentine’s Day.

The Children’s Rocky Mountain School hosts an event each year that helps children learn about giving back. Last year, the preschool participated in a pajama/book drive through Scholastic Magazine where the pajamas went to New York. This year, our goal was to host a local pajama/book drive to share the love of bedtime reading by providing new pajamas and books for the neediest families within our community.

This effort would not have succeeded without all the valleywide support we received. A special thanks to: Sandy Swanson, Tamara Schischa, Amiee Beazley, Erin Rigney, Joan Chovanec at the Children’s Mini College, the Early Childhood Network, Alpine Banks in Glenwood Springs, Carbondale and Basalt, the Glenwood Springs Rotary, Gordon Cooper Library, the Third Street Center, Blue Lake Preschool, Growing Years Preschool, Kids First Aspen, and especially the parents and staff at the Children’s Rocky Mountain School.

We’d like to see this become an annual event.

Debbie Condello

Executive director, Children’s Rocky Mountain School

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