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9/27/2012 - West Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

Pajama Program


GREATER AKRON — As the weather grows colder, the Eastern Ohio Chapter of the Pajama Program has 39 approved receiving organizations for the donation of children’s pajamas and books. The Pajama Program is now close to providing 2 million new pajamas and new books to children in need nationwide. The Pajama Program started in the fall of 2000 when founder Genevieve Piturro began giving children in shelters and group homes their own pajamas and books. For more information, contact Patty Gillespie, Eastern Ohio Chapter president of the Pajama Program, care of First Congregational Church of Akron, 292 E. Market St., Akron, OH 44308-2016, or call her at 330-253-5109.


Summit County CASA/GAL

AKRON — Summit County CASA/GAL will host its annual “I Am for the Child” Fundraising Breakfast Nov. 1 at 7:30 a.m. at The University of Akron’s Martin Center,105 Fir Hill. CASA is seeking sponsors to help achieve its goal of at least $50,000. All proceeds from this event will be used for the recruitment, training and support of CASA volunteers. The Summit County Department of Job and Family Services has committed to a Bronze Sponsorship of $1,000. Sterling Jewelers Inc. also has pledged to match any gift, up to a total maximum donation of $25,000. For details, call Beth Cardina at 330-643-2514.

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