Denver Citywide Pajama Party happens tomorrow in support of homeless

Denver Citywide Pajama Party happens tomorrow in support of homeless

Thousands of children and grown-ups will wear their pajamas on Thursday, Feb. 7, for PJ Day, Denver’s Road Home’s annual fundraiser to benefit the homeless.

The day will begin with students from over 50 schools wearing their pajamas in support of PJ Day.  Many of them will make a donation to Denver’s Road Home or hold blanket, canned food and clothing drives for the homeless. Businesses from throughout the region will offer special incentives to patrons who don pajamas on Thursday.  The day will end with the eighth annual PJ Party at the Residence Inn Denver City Center, where more than 400 guests are expected to attend the party hosted by Mayor Michael B. Hancock.

What:

  •  A citywide PJ Party will take place in Denver
  • Over 50 metro Denver schools will ask students to wear pajamas on PJ Day
  • Several businesses will donate a portion of sales to Denver’s Road Home on PJ Day

 

Where and When:

  • PJ Party from 5:30 – 10 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Residence Inn Denver City Center, 1725 Champa St.
  • Various schools and businesses will hold individual PJ Day events throughout the day

Interview/Photo Opportunities:

  • Students wearing their pajamas at various schools (Participating Schools)
  • Students sharing their stories about what home means to them (Participating Schools)
  • Mayor Michael B. Hancock and Denver’s Road Home supporters from around the region wearing pajamas for the homeless (PJ Party)
  • Governor Hickenlooper wearing pajamas in support of Denver’s Road Home (PJ Party)

 Special Deals & Incentives

  • Residence Inn Denver City Center is offering a hotel suite and two tickets to the PJ Party for $275.
  • Peets’ Coffee and Tea at the Sheraton Downtown Denver will roll out specially created cinnamon sticky buns, with proceeds benefitting Denver’s Road Home.
  • The Downtown Denver Partnership and the Southwest Rink at Skyline Park will offer skaters who wear their pajamas to the rink on Feb. 7 free skate rentals all day and a chance to win a pair of Southwest Airlines tickets.
  • Snooze Ballpark on Larimer St. will offer a free Pancake of the Day for customers that wear pajamas.
  • Westin Denver Downtown, V’s Lounge and Katie Mullens will donate 10% of sales from 4 – 11 p.m.

 The following companies are pledging $10,000 or more to Denver’s Road Home on PJ Day:

  • Freeman Co. and Residence Inn Denver City Center are pledging $50,000.
  • Encana, Gibson Dunn, PCL Construction and Suncor Energy each are pledging $25,000.

Those pledging at the $10,000 level are as follows: 5280/The Denver Magazine; BKD, LLP; Ball Corp.; Barefoot PR; Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck; Courtyard by Marriott Denver Downtown; DaVita; Downtown Denver Partnership; JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek and Second Home Kitchen and Bar; Saunders Construction; Southwest Airlines; VISIT DENVER, The Convention & Visitors Bureau.

For more information, visit www.PJDay.org. 

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About PJ Day

PJ Day takes place this year on Thursday, Feb. 7. The activities and events associated with it raise support and awareness for Denver’s Road Home, the city’s comprehensive homelessness plan. More than $2 million has been raised since the inception of PJ Day and its key fundraising event, the PJ Party. The money raised goes directly toward solutions to end homelessness and strengthen self-sufficiency in our community. PJ Day serves as a reminder that not all people have a place to put on their pajamas and go to sleep at night. Get involved at www.pjday.org.


Posted on Feb 06 2013 (Archive on Apr 07 2013)
Posted by JGlennon  Contributed by JGlennon
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