Mayor Hancock Encourages Participation in the 7th Annual Denver’s Road Home PJ Day

Mayor Hancock Encourages Participation in the 7th Annual Denver’s Road Home PJ Day

DENVER – Mayor Michael B. Hancock encourages local businesses, restaurants, retailers, hotels and schools to participate in the seventh annual Denver’s Road Home PJ Day on Thursday, Feb. 9.

 
“PJ Day is an opportunity for our entire community to come together and help our most vulnerable residents,” said Mayor Hancock.  “As we raise money to help provide services for the homeless, we also help our businesses and residential community to be the vibrant core of our world-class city.”


PJ Day supports Denver’s Road Home, our City’s comprehensive 10-year plan to end homelessness, and reminds us all that not everyone has a place to put on their pajamas and go to bed at night.

Following are ways to get involved in PJ Day:
  • Buy a ticket to the PJ Party at the Residence Inn City Center
  • Eat at a participating PJ Day restaurant - 10% of proceeds from partner restaurants will be donated to Denver's Road Home.
  • Stay at a participating PJ Day hotel - select hotels will donate varying portions of proceeds to Denver's Road Home.
  • Get your school or company to wear their PJs.
  • Text a $10 donation to 'RoadHome' to 864833

To find partner restaurants and hotels, set up a school event or purchase tickets to the PJ Day Party, visit www.PJDAY.org.

“Our community is fortunate to have a program like Denver’s Road Home in place and successfully working to help homeless individuals and families find a good quality of life off of the streets,” said Christine Benero, President and CEO of Mile High United Way.  “Mile High United Way is a proud partner and we are excited to be part of the seventh annual PJ Day and Party - with the goal, this year, to encourage more people to get involved and support the life-saving work of our community’s plan to end homelessness.”

To date, 65 businesses and 33 schools have geared up to be part of this important day of awareness as Denver’s Road Home and the Mile High United Way work to raise money for housing and services for the homeless.

“The hospitality industry knows that ending homelessness as we know it is not just the right thing to do, but the smart thing to do, and the private sector in Denver is responding to the Mayor’s call to action,” said Walter Isenberg, president and CEO of Sage Hospitality and co-founder of the PJ Party.

“We are grateful to our partners for their consistent commitment to end chronic homelessness in Denver,” Mayor Hancock said. “With the tremendous dedication of these businesses, organizations and many more, we are tackling this issue head on. I encourage all our businesses, residents and neighborhoods to get involved, donate and help raise awareness.”

To participate in PJ Day, visit www.PJDay.org or call 2-1-1.

Cashmere PJ Sponsors that Contributed $25,000+
  • PCL Construction
  • Pepsi Cola bottling Company
  • SUNCOR
  • Residence Inn Denver City Center
  • Gates Corporation

Pinstripe PJ Sponsors that Contributed $10,000
  • Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, LLP
  • VISIT DENVER
  • BKD
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Greenberg Traurig, LLP
  • Brownstein, Hyatt, Farber and Schreck
  • Denver Business Journal, Official Media Sponsor for the Pinstripe PJ Club
  • Encana
  • Downtown Denver Partnership
  • Downtown Denver Business Improvement District
  • Anadarko
  • US Bank

Silk PJ Sponsors that Contributed $5,000
  • 5280: Denver's Magazine
  • The Oxford Hotel
  • Forest Oil
  • The Ritz Carlton
  • Courtyard Denver Downtown
  • NAI Shames Makovsky
  • Harmony Design
  • Hyde Park
  • Wells Fargo
  • Stonebridge Companies
  • Colorado Convention Center



ABOUT PJ DAY

PJ Day began seven years ago, when Denver’s Road Home partnered with the Residence Inn Denver City Center to host the first PJ Party. The money raised goes directly toward fueling solutions to end homelessness in Denver. As we work to move people off the streets and into housing donations support building affordable housing and providing shelter, case management, outreach services, medical, mental health and substance abuse treatment, job training, and eviction assistance to the homeless. On any given night, there are more than 4,000 men, women, children, veterans, seniors and families who are homeless in Denver County alone. Together with Mile High United Way, the City and County of Denver, multiple community partners and volunteers, we can make sure every homeless man, woman and child has a place to put on their pajamas and sleep at night. To learn more, visit www.PJDay.org.





 



Posted on Jan 31, 2012 (Archive on Feb 10, 2012)
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