(Featured Photo: Cynthia Seskes, The Preston of the Park Cities; Kunthear Mam-Douglas, Carla Russo and Regina Bruce, Dallas Magnolias; Jo Alch, Founder of Pajamas for Seniors; Beau Polley Director, Visiting Angels.)*
Pajamas for Seniors Mother’s Day Tea and Drive-Thru at The Preston of the Park Cities was the most successful event ever, bringing in a record 623 pairs of PJs and nightgowns for low-income seniors in area nursing homes.
Supporters were invited to enjoy tea, scones and flowers and entered a drawing for a floral arrangement and 1 year membership to the Dallas Arboretum.
Regina Bruce, a founding member of the Dallas Magnolias, one of the sponsors, said, “When we heard about this wonderful nonprofit and its grass roots mission to help low-income seniors, our hearts were won from the start. We were delighted to be involved with the event and help spread the word. We’re thrilled to have been a part of the team bringing in a record amount of PJs!”
“We had an amazing event at The Preston at Park Cities with a record number of new pairs of pajamas and nightgowns donated to needy female seniors,” said Jo Alch, R.N., and Executive Director, Pajamas for Seniors. “Most people don’t realize that 60% of the residents of nursing homes and assisted livings have no relatives. A gift of pajamas lets them know that someone still cares. It’s a simple gesture that makes a huge difference in someone’s life. The Dallas Magnolias made it happen. We are so grateful to this wonderful group of powerful women.”
Many thanks to sponsors: Dallas Magnolias, Cedar Creek Country Club staff and members, Ruby Care, The Preston of the Park Cities, Visiting Angels, and Visiting Nurse Association.
Details: http://www.magnolias.org/pjs and the main website at http://pajamasforseniors.org/
About Pajamas for Seniors:
PJFS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission: provide a new pair of pajamas to low-income seniors in area nursing and assisted living homes. http://pajamasforseniors.org/ and on Facebook.
Dallas Magnolias Mission:
To provide an active way of helping disadvantaged and underserved youth, the military, veterans, and first responders and their families, victims of domestic violence, and women being treated for breast cancer and/or heart disease in North Texas. Visit the website at https://www.magnolias.org and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
*Photos by Danny Campbell.