Drive Aims to Make a Difference for Local Children in Need

Drive Aims to Make a Difference for Local Children in Need

Goshen, NY – January 3, 2018 – Orange County Cerebral Palsy Association, Inc., d.b.a. Inspire has officially kicked off their Annual Pajama Drive. For the past 10 years, with the help of the community, Inspire has collected thousands of pajamas for children that have never had their own pair of pajamas.

Anyone can help give “a good night’s sleep” to children in need by donating a new pair of pajamas, hosting their own pajama drive in support of Inspire (girl scouts, church groups, etc.), or making a monetary donation towards the drive. Pajamas for any season are accepted and all sizes are needed to provide pajamas for newborn infants through teenagers up to age 18.
Staff members and volunteers at Inspire work to distribute the pajamas to children served by local agencies including Inspire, Catholic Charities, HONOR ehg, Inc., Independent Living, ABCD Middletown School, the Warwick Migrant Workers and more. Last year was Inspire’s most successful drive to date with over 1,200 pajamas collected, and this year’s goal is to surpass that amount by the close of the drive on February 16.

Collection boxes can be found at all Inspire locations including Inspire Administrative Offices (100 Egbertson Road, Campbell Hall), Inspire Kids Goshen (2 Fletcher Street, Goshen), Inspire Kids Monroe (45 Gilbert Street Ext., Monroe), Inspire Kids Newburgh (344 Gidney Avenue, Newburgh), Goshen Chamber of Commerce (223 Main Street, Goshen), Orange County Chamber of Commerce (30 Scott’s Corners Drive, Montgomery), Jennuine Hair Designs (1118 State Route 17K, Montgomery).

All monetary donations are tax-deductible. Checks can be made payable to Inspire and mailed to Community Relations at 2 Fletcher Street, Goshen, NY 10924. Please note “Pajama Drive” with all donations. A $5 donation can provide a newborn infant with a fleece sleepwear jumpsuit; a $20 donation can provide an eighteen year old with a long sleeve pajama set.

For more information about the Pajama Drive or to get involved, please contact Inspire’s Community Relations Department by calling 845-614-5975 ext.100 or by e-mail at

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.