How It Works

Create your own pajama party to support the kids at CHOP! It’s fun and easy to do; just follow these five simple steps:

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Step 1: Mark Your Calendar

Choose a day that works best for your school or community group. At CHOP, we’re celebrating on Dec. 1, 2023.

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Step 2: Register Your Event

Get your school’s fundraising page set up by registering! Registered schools will get Pajama Day flyers to post around your school promoting your event, a custom digital flyer to send out, Pajama Day stickers for your whole school, and access to digital resources to let parents/guardians know about your event!

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Step 3: Raise Funds

Ask participants to make a small donation – and encourage them to ask friends and family to support them – so they can wear comfy pajamas to school that day. Download our “Sponsor Me!” form to share with potential donors.

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Step 4: Party in your pajamas!

Host a movie, play a game, compete for prizes – there are so many amazing ways to make your Pajama Party as unique and special as your school. See some of our party ideas or create your own wacky or meaningful party theme!

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Step 5: Send your donations to CHOP

Please download, fill out and include our offline donation form when submitting your check or money order donations. Add your school’s name and ‘Pajama Day 2023’ to the memo line and mail it to:

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Attn: Pajama Day

P.O. Box 781352
Philadelphia, PA 19178-1352

You can decide where your fundraising dollars are used

You can choose where your Pajama Day fundraising dollars go at CHOP. You can choose pediatric research, patient care or a specific area of the hospital (such as the examples listed below). Pajama Day donations not specified for a specific area will be directed to the area of greatest need. Donations collected at your school must be received by March 15, 2024, in order for your school to receive credit for its efforts. Please also indicate if you wish your school’s donations to benefit a specific area of the hospital, such as any listed below.

Allergy and Immunology
The Division of Allergy and Immunology is the largest program in the world dedicated to proving specialized clinical programs to children with allergic or immunologic disorders.

Child life
Child Life Services at CHOP was one of the first in the nation to recognize the therapeutic value of play for hospitalized children.

Critical care
Experienced critical care experts treat children with life-threatening illnesses and injuries in CHOP’s intensive care units.

CHOP evaluates and provides advanced treatment options to children with a broad range of endocrine disorders.

Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment
The Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment cares for women carrying babies with known birth defects from diagnosis in utero to treatment before or after birth.

Gender and Sexuality Development Clinic
CHOP offers psychosocial and medical support for gender-variant, gender expansive and transgender children and youth up to age 21 and their families.

Integrative Health
CHOP offers a broad umbrella of integrative health programs that combine traditional and alternative medicine to treat the whole child – mind, body and soul.

The Division of Nephrology partners with families to provide comprehensive medical consultations and evaluations for children with all forms of kidney disease.

Newborn/Infant Intensive Care Unit
The multidisciplinary team provides expert care for critically ill newborns and premature infants, and offers seamless access to specialty services.

Neurological disorders can affect how a child’s brain grows and develops. At CHOP, we offer advanced treatment for all neurological conditions.

Palliative Care and Bereavement
CHOP offers psychological, social and spiritual services to support children with life-limiting illnesses and their families.

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Using the most advanced tools and techniques, plastic and reconstructive surgeons provide children with the individualized care they need.

Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine
CHOP’s respiratory and sleep experts provide multidisciplinary care for children with both short-term and chronic breathing problems.

Sickle Cell Center
The Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center has pioneered advances to dramatically improve the lives of children with sickle cell disease — and is on the verge of a potential cure.