Pajama Program

COMMUNITY PARTNER APPLICATION

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Pajama Program Community Partner. We work with over 4,000 organizations across the United States, including Puerto Rico, to fulfill our mission to promote and support a comforting bedtime routine and healthy sleep for all children to help them thrive.

Pajama Program focuses on reaching children affected by instability, often associated with insecure/unsafe housing, low family income, abuse or neglect, foster care placement, or other situations that affect their well-being. Our Community Partners support these children and their families, thus making the connection needed to fulfill our mission.

Please be prepared to complete this application in one sitting, as your answers will not be saved in between sessions.  Have your organization's EIN/tax ID number, mission, demographic details, and a digital copy of the supporting documentation  showing your tax-exempt status ready to upload during the application.

Please complete all pages of this application and click SUBMIT on the final page.

Pajama Program will contact you after your information has been reviewed. We receive a large number of applications and notification can take up to 4 weeks.

PART I:

CRITERIA FOR BECOMING A COMMUNITY PARTNER

 

To be considered, an organization must provide the following documentation, meet basic criteria, and agree to our guidelines for distribution:

  • Provide 501(c)(3) designation letter or other proof of tax-exempt status in the United States.

  • Provide EIN (Employer ID Number).

  • Work with children ages newborn to 18 years.

  • Offer donations free of charge to program participants.

  • Not offer donations for resale, exchange or barter.

  • Not use donations to engage in religious activities, promote religious beliefs, or indoctrinate program participants.

  • Provide feedback to Pajama Program as reasonable/permitted.

Acknowledgment

PART II:

COMMUNITY PARTNER POLICIES

 

In order to meet and maintain Community Partner status, all organizations must agree to do all of the following:

  • Represent Pajama Program in a courteous and professional manner.

  • Notify Pajama Program about any changes in contact information, staffing, mailing or storage addresses, programming, eligibility, etc. 

  • Distribute donations regardless of gender, race or religious background.

  • Store donations in a secure location to which only members of the organization have access.

  • Notify Pajama Program of excess donations so that we can arrange sharing with nearby organizations.

  • Respond to Pajama Program communications in a timely fashion.

Pajama Program needs your feedback in order to improve services and obtain funding to continue to meet our mission. You also agree to:

  • Respond to Pajama Program surveys about programs and services.

  • Provide  documentation (photos, notes, drawings from children) and testimonials from staff, volunteers, and participants, in accordance with your organization's privacy policies.

  • Maintain updated contact information for your organization.

Exclusions:

  • Donations may not be given to employees or volunteers for personal use.

  • Donations may not be used in exchange for fundraising, as event prizes, or for participation in religious events.

  • Donations may not be distributed to the general public.

POLICY VIOLATIONS

 

Violations of any of the above policies are taken very seriously and will be addressed on a case-by-case basis by Pajama Program. Pajama Program reserves the right to approve or deny distributions to any organization and/or suspend or revoke Community Partner status.  

Acknowledgment

PART III:

HOW IT WORKS

 

A Community Partner may receive donations from Pajama Program that have been provided by:

  • One of Pajama Program's individual, group or corporate donors in their geographical area.

  • Pajama Program Regional distribution, managed by a local volunteer Chapter President.

  • Pajama Program National distribution, managed by the National Office.

To receive a donation, a Community Partner must be able to:

  • Accept the donation quantity and type (i.e. pajamas and/or books).

  • Accept the size and age range of the donation.

  • Securely store the donation, if necessary.

  • Arrange for adequate transportation to pick up the donation, if necessary. 

On occasion, Community Partners may coordinate directly with donors to receive/pick up donations. Community Partners must not solicit the donor directly for future donations.

A Community Partner may request donations from Pajama Program by contacting the National Office or a volunteer Chapter President for their geographic area. Requests are approved based on the following:

  • Quantity of pajamas and/or books requested.

  • Frequency of requests (distributions are limited to 4 times per calendar year, no more frequently than every 90 days).

  • Size range of a donation or request.

  • Timing (roughly one month's notice is needed).

Please note: Pajama Program aims to meet donation requests but cannot guarantee they will be fulfilled exactly as requested.
Acknowledgment
PART IV:

ABOUT YOUR ORGANIZATION
Basic Details

Address
Please provide a physical address. We cannot ship to a P.O. Box.


Shipping Details
Please provide a physical address. We cannot ship to a P.O. Box.
Supporting Documentation

PART V:

DONATION CONTACTS
Primary Donation Contact

Alternate Contact

PART VI:

APPLICATION DETAILS
Organizational Structure



Program Delivery





PART VII:

TYPICAL DONATION/SERVICES NEEDS

Please note: Pajama Program aims to meet donation requests but cannot guarantee they will be fulfilled exactly as requested.

Item Preferences



Pajama Sizes


Acknowledgment

You will have an opportunity to view and print your response when you click Submit.