PJ Families Send Love to Houston
A Book Drive to Recovery, Rebuilding PJ Libraries Lost in the Flood
By Vivian Henoch, Editor myJewishDetroit
November 1, 2017
Bedtime: that cuddle time with the kids is no time to be without those favorite books. Unfortunately, Hurricane Harvey swept away that cherished bedtime ritual for hundreds of Jewish families who lost their books to flooding in Houston.
In response, PJ Library’s Harold Grinspoon Foundation in Agawam, Massachusetts called for a nationwide P.J. Book Drive, rallying Jewish communities across the country to help those families replace their PJ books.
Here in Metro Detroit, PJ Library Families answered the call and stepped up to help. Parents and children collected books in their homes and delivered them to the Jewish Community Center and Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit. All told, more than 600 PJ Library books were gathered here in Metro Detroit and shipped to Houston along with more than 4,500 books collected nationwide!
About PJ Library
PJ Library, the flagship program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, delivers more than 170,000 free Jewish children’s books and music CDs throughout the United States and Canada each month, including 2,050 children in Jewish Detroit. Books are sent to children ages six months through eight years, with each subscriber receiving a title carefully selected for high-quality content and age-level appropriateness.
Our thanks go to the many families who took the time to help send their love of PJ books back to Houston. For more information on PJ Library – or to sign up a child to receive the benefit of a PJ book every month, visit online, or contact Gail Greenberg, 248.432.5633| firstname.lastname@example.org