Thursday, February 14, 2008

Patrotic Americans ~ Its time to have a Pajama party~!

When soldiers are wounded in Iraq, they are taken to the hospital where their clothing is removed and they are given a hospital gown. (The kind that is slit up the backside) The trek to the hospital does not include stopping and getting an extra set of clothing ~ so our Heroes are left standing around with their bare bottoms playing peek-a-boo with every step they take.
You know how demeaning hospital gowns can be ~ Remember walking down a crowed hallway, feeling a cold draft up your backside? Then remembering...oops the world is able to see my derrire? Our brave men and women deserve better. With your help, we can give them a little dignity as they recover from injuries sustained in IRAQ.
Our goal is to collect 5,000 sleep pants and t-shirts. We will package a set in 2 gallon Ziploc bags with a card wishing them rapid recovery and letting them know since they've got our backs its time for us to step up and cover their's!
To Be Part of Our Team
e-mail Julie Dermody at
or call 918-232-3796.
Now the kicker; we want to accomplish this by March 31, 2008
How can you help? Organize a pajama party where people can drop off t-shirts and sleep pants and stay and package them or have others willing to do the packing. This is going to be fun and it's great opportunity for groups to work together.
Imagine the possibility of getting more than the 5,000.
It is possible.
Please Note
New not used
T-shirts with no writing
Cotton or Flannel Sleep pants with out words printed

I look forward to collaborating with your groups as we set out to accomplish our goal!
Until they All Come HOME!

2 comments:

Emily said...

I just posted something about this on Craftster.org. There are a lot of people on there who love to sew and might have extra material lying around that they could make into PJ bottoms.

Julie said...

Thanks Emily!
The more people who pass on the information the faster we will meet our goal!
Julie