Goshen, NY – April 18, 2019 – Each year Inspire hosts a Pajama Drive for children in our community that have never had their own pair of pajamas. With the help of the community, the drive has grown larger each year. This year has been the most successful to date, surpassing the goal of 2,000 pairs of new pajamas for children across the Hudson Valley. This year’s drive was able to give to organizations in Orange, Sullivan, Dutchess, and Westchester Counties. The drive’s support ranges from local businesses, to agencies, to families.
The pajamas collected this year were distributed by our Day Hab Without Walls participants to ABCD School of Middletown, Access Supports for Living, Boys & Girls Club, Braeside Camp, Catholic Charities, the Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie, Cornerstone Family Healthcare, CP of Westchester, HONOR ehg, Newburgh Ministries, Safe Homes of Orange County, Warwick Migrant Workers, and Inspire!
“Our annual pajama drive has grown into a wonderful community service event for the entire Orange County community. We are so grateful for everyone who came together for children who are in need of a new pair of pajamas. This year has been our biggest year yet with a record breaking amount of over 2,000 pajamas,” said Marcel Martino, President & CEO of Inspire.
In addition to hosting this inspiring pajama drive every year, Inspire educates the public about disability, provides intervention and resources, and creates programs and services that respond to the unmet needs of individuals with disabilities in our community.
Inspire is a not-for-profit charitable organization, officially known as Orange County Cerebral Palsy Association, Inc. It provides a wide array of outpatient, educational, and support services for individuals of all ages and abilities. Inspire Kids is a special education preschool for children ages 2 ½ to 5 years of age with developmental delays. Inspire also provides Medicaid Service Coordination, day habilitation, respite, social programs, and more. Through its many programs, Inspire impacts the lives of over 5,500 children and adults annually primarily in Orange County.