SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – It’s called the Pajama Project. You leave kid-size pajamas on your doorstep that you want donated to needy children.
It’s a generous gift that two local boys hope to deliver this holiday season for the fourth year in a row.
“I think it’s good to help other people,” said Miles Allen.
Cole Benton, 11, and Allen head out into east Sacramento neighborhoods with letters explaining their cause in hand, dropping them off at each doorstep.
The duo came up with the idea four years ago.
“I feel good because I’m giving back to the people that actually need something,” said Benton.
What so many children need this time of year are new cozy, warm pajamas.
“People need pajamas to keep them warm so they don’t get sick and stuff,” said Allen.
They ask residents to leave new pajamas, sized newborn to 12, on their doorstep and they’ll deliver them to the Children’s Crisis Nursery.
“What the boys are doing this time of the year is huge for us, and it really is what allows us to keep our doors open all year long,” said Sarah Mullins, Sacramento Children’s Home.
Mullins says this time of year is always the toughest.
“We are seeing a lot of kids at the crisis nursery because their families are facing homelessness,” she said.
It’s the boys’ hope they can make the season a little brighter for some of those families.
Next week the boys will be honored by the crisis nursery their work.
They’ve received more than 1,000 pajamas in the past four years. Each year the boys say the project grows as they grow.