ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Sweet Sleep Pajama JAM! is a fun, easy event for birthday parties, slumber parties, missions nights at church or special projects at school where kids are invited to raise funds and provide beds to the vulnerable and orphaned children of Uganda. A one-time gift of just $140 provides a child living in an orphanage in Kampala, Uganda with a bed that will keep them from sleeping on a cold concrete floor or on dirty scraps of cardboard or foam. A gift of just $50 provides a bed for a child living in northern Uganda. These children live in small huts in remote areas, sleeping on straw mats or even on bare dirt floors.
To begin your project, pick an attainable goal for your group. 20 kids bringing $25 can keep 10 children from sleeping on the ground in northern Uganda. 20 kids bringing $35 can provide comfortable, life-changing new beds to 5 kids in orphanages in Kampala, Uganda.
Letting parents know about the project and asking them to send donations with their kids is crucial to your event’s success. You may want to set a goal of how many beds you want to be able to provide and suggest a specific dollar goal per kid or family. Think big! Maybe every kid or family in your group can provide one or more beds for orphaned and vulnerable children in Uganda! Whatever your goal, the children you will help will be overwhelmingly appreciative that you and your kids thought to help them have a clean, healthy, comfortable place to sleep.
Pajama JAM! has been created for pre-teens but is also a lot of fun for younger children! See the notes at the end of this event plan for songs to substitute for preschool and younger children.
PAJAMA JAM WITH YANCY
If you throw the party, Yancy will provide the soundtrack! For more than a decade, Yancy has been making music for Christian families of all ages. Little Praise Party music has focused on young children while other albums have attracted older children, especially tweens. Her songs have been recorded by Avalon and Jaci Velasquez while she has shared stages with Michael W. Smith and Newsboys. Yancy has a passion for creating worship resources churches can use in their ministries to kids and families. Each year, she also produces the music for Standard Publishing’s VBS, impacting over 1 million kids each year. Yancy’s growing partnership with Sweet Sleep was birthed from a like-minded passion for improving the quality of life for hurting children based on God’s unconditional love.
If you have any questions about our Pajama Jam! program, please contact us! We’ll get back to you in no time.