Each year throughout the holiday season, Hastings employees participate in a variety of charities to give back to our local community. One of our favorite initiatives is the Pajama Program Drive. Hastings’ Employee Resources Director Heidi DeLisle started collecting new pajamas and books in 2008 to support the Pajama Program. The participation in this drive has grown each year, and this year we are happy to be donating 86 pairs of pajamas and 228 books to local children in need. Employees who donate cash, pajamas or books were invited to wear their pajamas to work today!
The Pajama Program serves children throughout the nation with 62 chapters in 32 states. The program provides warm pajamas, books, and a little comfort to needy children, many who are in constant transitions between group homes, shelters and temporary housing facilities.