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Thanks for help and PJs

Dear Editor:

In the past few weeks, the staff of Family Visitor Programs had the privilege of distributing books and pajamas to many of the families enrolled in our agency. Our goal was to have parents and children celebrate and share the love of bedtime reading. Families were encouraged to kick off this event by getting into their new cuddly PJs and reading a book together at bedtime. It was a great success!

Family Visitor Programs would like to thank all those who donated new PJs in the first Great Pajama Drive. Because of the generosity of the local community and the hard work of the Children’s Rocky Mountain School, 118 pairs of pajamas were donated to the project. The Children’s Rocky Mountain School hosts an event each year that helps children learn about giving back to the community. The Great Pajama Drive was the result of this year’s efforts.

We also would like to thank local author Rebecca Rudner, who found out about the Pajama Drive and graciously donated 120 copies of her children’s book “My Grandma Lives at the Airport.” The kids loved this beautifully illustrated story, and I am sure that parents will get many requests to “read to me!”

Family Visitor Programs provides support and education to families living in the Aspen-to-Parachute area. We have programs for parents of newborns to 3-year-olds, and all families are encouraged to take advantage of one of our agency’s free programs. Family Visitor Programs was established 29 years ago, “Because babies don’t come with care instructions.” Information about our various programs can be found on our Facebook page or by calling 970-945-1234, ext. 10.

Again, thanks to everyone who made this wonderful event possible.

Sandy Swanson

Executive director, Family Visitor Programs