We’re having a pajama party and your school is invited!
Pajama Day is a chance for your school to spend the day in your most comfortable jammies, invigorate your school’s sense of community and goodwill – and support kids who rely on Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for care, cures and hope. Here at CHOP, we’ll be celebrating on Dec. 1, 2023, but you can pick a day that works best for your school’s schedule!
How It Works
Learn everything about Pajama Day including how to register your event, get everybody involved, raise money for sick kids and enjoy a cool and meaningful party in your PJs!
Looking for ways to make your pajama party extra special? Check out a few of our ideas to inspire your students. Get creative – the sky’s the limit!
Find out how to kickstart your Pajama Day fundraising efforts, get your community involved and make a difference to sick kids at CHOP.
Pajama Day Spotlight
Third-grade teacher Gretchen Condon had a very special reason for launching Pajama Day at her school: her youngest son, Miles. While pregnant with her third son, doctors discovered Miles would have a rare disease and Gretchen needed to give birth to him in a facility that could offer support for him before, during and after birth. The family found that and more at the Garbose Family Special Delivery Unit, part of the Richard D. Wood Jr. Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Miles was diagnosed with X-linked chondrodysplasia punctata 1 (CDPX1), a rare disorder of bone and cartilage. He spent 47 days in CHOP’s Newborn/Infant Intensive Care Unit. Now 1 year old, Miles is busy keeping up with his two older brothers and continues to see a variety of specialists at CHOP for follow-up care. “Pajama Day is a great way to give back to CHOP and help so many other kids like Miles,” Gretchen says. “We’re excited for another great event at Merion!”
Be sure to use #CHOPPajamaDay in your post on social media to make it easier for your friends – and school alumni – to follow and support your school’s efforts.