OTC's Second Annual Pajama Drive in support of our non-profit partner Comfort Cases
We learn pretty quickly that Buddy the Elf started life in an orphanage before accidentally hitching a ride in Santa's sleigh to the North Pole. While that works well for narrative purposes, the fact is that there are still many children in our community without permanent, loving homes who can't rely on Santa to whisk them away to be raised by elves. That's why for the second year in-a-row, we are partnering with Comfort Cases, a Rockville-based organization with a mission to provide comfort and support to children entering the foster care system. They have done this by providing kids with their own Comfort Case.
A Comfort Case is a small duffel bag or backpack that holds essential items and a few special things. Its purpose is to provide comfort for children as they enter the foster care system. The case provides the essentials for the first few days in a new place as well as some comfort items to help ease a scary transition. They want these children to know that their community cares about them and wants them to have something of their very own.
You can make a difference in the life of a child in need by donating a new pair of pajamas (we especially need larger sizes) to be included in a Comfort Case.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PAJAMA DRIVE:
Bring a pair of new pajamas, particularly older children’s sizes which are especially needed and in short supply (although all sizes are appreciated). Please keep in mind to avoid season-specific pajamas (aka Christmas jammies) or those with potentially hurtful messages like “Daddy’s Little Princess.”
WHERE: Pajamas can be dropped off at Olney Theatre Center in the bins located in the lobby of the Historic Theatre next to the Box Office.
WHEN: Now through the run of Elf the Musical. Prior to any performance of Elf the Musical or during Box Office hours, Wednesday - Sunday, noon - 6:00 pm.
MORE INFORMATION: Visit ComfortCases.org