Thursday, March 28, 2013

[UPDATE] Operation: Pajama Project - Thanks from Israel!

The glittering crowd that arrived at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront on January 13th for OPTIONS were carrying more than their handbags. Responding to the special request that was sent prior to the event, San Diego's wonderful Jewish women donated more than 600 pairs of children’s pajamas to the Pajama Project.

The special project was created by the Social Action Committee of the Women’s Philanthropy board, under the leadership of committee co-chairs Samantha Cohen and Belinda Feldman. Beneficiaries of these very special donations are Gemach, The Jewish Gift Closet; Jewish Family Service, and Sha’ar HaNegev, our partner community in Israel.

The pajamas for Gemach and Jewish Family Service have already been delivered. They were received with smiles and appreciation by children who are served by Federation partner agencies. A JFS professional summed it up: “The pajamas really made a positive impact on many of our clients’ lives.”

Sha’ar HaNegev, San Diego's partner community in Israel, is located just a few miles from Gaza. In March a visiting delegation, comprising representatives ranging from the mayor to a vice principal of the elementary school to area kibbutz and moshav members, will personally deliver the pajamas to children throughout the region upon their return to Israel.


The pajamas have arrived!  Our delegation from Israel emailed us the below pictures today, with thanks from the children!

Thank you, ladies, for your generosity.  Together, we do extraordinary things.


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