Pajama Project a huge success

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More than 100 pairs of pajamas and nearly 200 books were collected as part of the Pajama Project.

Students in Anne Solie's fourth-grage class ran the drive in which many Elm Lawn families participated, she said.

The program kicked if off with an all-school Pajama Day and read in. The Pajama Project ran from Monday, Nov. 7 to Friday, Nov. 18.  In all, 103 pairs of pajamas and 195 books were collected.

All of the items will stay local and be donated to Middleton Outreach Ministroy, while some of the books will be donated to the Middleton Police Department, Solie said.

"The students were very excited to take part in helping out others,'' she said. "They were proud to be a part of helping others.''

Her students made posters, read announcements and counted and organized the donations.

"This program is so great because first of all contributions will stay in the community, second of all we came together as an Elm Lawn School community to help others, and finally we were able to provide some comfort and happiness to those in need,'' Solie said. "Our slogan was 'Comfy pajamas plus a good book equals happiness.'''