Carter’s clothes are a staple in our house from newborn sleeping gowns to toddler onesies to very cute big kid clothes. The company recently introduced Cuddles from Carter’s a charity initiative to provide their awesome pajamas to kids in need across the country. As part of this program, Carter’s has committed 50,000 pairs of pajamas, valued at $500,000, to the Pajama Program, a national non-profit organization which delivers new pajamas and books to children in foster care, temporary housing or homeless shelters.
About the Pajama Program
October 1 marked the beginning of “Danger Season”, which lasts through March and is the most difficult time for the children served by the Pajama Program. Many of these children have been abused, abandoned or neglected and live in group homes, shelters or temporary housing without adequate heat.
Statistics show that the number of children who are need in the United States, many who are without parents or permanent homes, is a growing problem due to the economy and housing trends:
- In the United States, more than 500,000 children are currently living in a shelter or foster care1
- Among industrialized nations, the United States has the largest number of homeless women and children2
- Homeless families comprise roughly one third of the total homeless population with 42 percent of children in homeless families under the age of six2
You Can Help!
When you shop at a Carter’s store or online at carters.com can help the Pajama Program by adding a donation to your purchase when you checkout. All donations go directly to the Pajama Program. In-store donations can be made through Oct. 17; online donations continue through Dec. 31. Donation amount options are $1, $3 and $5 at a Carter’s store, and $1, $5 and $10 online at carters.com.
Shop! Use code PJFUN for 20% off your purchase of $40 or more at Carters.com. Shop now because the code expires October 17 at 3 AM EST. It’s valid on Carter’s product only and cannot stack with any other offers.