PARSIPPANY — Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany donated 60 new pajamas and a check to Jersey Battered Women’s Service on Thursday, December 17.
Karen DeChristopher, Kiwanis Board member and Director of the Young Children Priority One program, has been collecting children’s pajamas from members since the beginning of November, and also received several pairs of pajamas from members of her church, First Baptist Community Church.
Accepting the donation was Patty Sly, Executive Director at Jersey Battered Women’s Service. “We are grateful to the Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany for their generosity and thoughtfulness in providing new pajamas to our residents in time for the holidays. The holidays can be especially trying for domestic violence victims and acts of kindness such as these can make all the difference,” says Patty Sly.
Kiwanis Board and the Director of Young Children Priority One program, Karen DeChristopher said “For many years it has always been a tradition for me as a child and continuing with my children to wear new pajamas on Christmas Eve and I am happy to participate in collecting pajamas for such a great organization.
Jersey Battered Women’s Service Inc. in Morris County is a full-service domestic violence and domestic abuse prevention agency with volunteer opportunities. The services include a 24-hour hotline; counseling; safe house; transitional living; children’s services; life skills education; vocational counseling; batterers’ intervention; legal assistance; teen dating violence services; and professional training, education and youth prevention programs.
For more information on JBWS, click here.
Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany meets on Thursday morning at 7:15 a.m. at Empire Diner, 1315 Route 46. For more information, click here.