The Early Childhood Center at Central School Road believes it’s never too early to start teaching the importance of helping others. The Center recently held a pajama drive, one that has become an annual event because of its popularity. Between Jan. 9 and Jan. 27, students, parents, and staff donated pajamas for kids at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. By the end of the drive, the EC-Central community was able to donate nearly 100 pairs of pajamas to the hospital.
The pajama drive was held in honor of Colytn, a nephew of an EC-Central teacher, who has been battling Biliary Atresia, a serious liver condition. The brave young man has already had one life-saving surgery and will need a liver transplant at some point in his young life. Coltyn, and the kids and parents at EC-Central, would like to make the stay at Children’s Hospital a little more comfortable. A pair of new pajamas just might be the thing that brings a smile to the face of a child going through a serious illness.
Staff and students were encouraged to wear pajamas to school on Jan. 26 and 27, adding to the fun and reminding them how much this drive means to the kids at Children’s Hospital. The pajama drive is part of the school’s continuing character education program, as kids learn how they can make a difference in the lives of others. Thanks to the generosity of the Early Childhood Center at Central School Road’s students, parents, and staff, some kids at Children’s Hospital might just feel a little bit better. At least, they may feel a little more comfortable.