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Jammie Drive Seeks Donations for Cozy Clothes and Beyond

Everybody loves a pair of cozy, warm pajamas as the weather cools down. This year, Alameda’s 11th annual Jammie Drive—sponsored by the City and Building Futures—hopes to make the holidays cozier for the most vulnerable in our community, including every one of the families at the Alameda Midway Shelter for women and children and in our domestic violence safe house.

Alameda Post - the poster for the Jammie Drive

This year, the Jammie Drive and Building Futures hope to raise $10,000 to help support 200 families as they transition out of local shelters and into stable housing. The money will be used to provide move-in kits filled with basic supplies for families who are finally able to move into a home of their own.

How to participate

There are two ways to give this year:

  • Buy jammies online using the “pledge Sheet” on the City’s Jammie Drive web page. Enter the number of jammies you can provide, and the City will match you with recipients and send you their information by email. You will receive an email reminder with your pledge, along with details on where you can drop-off the new jammies. (You can also donate to the move-in kits fund on this form.)
  • Donate to the Move-In Kits fund on the Building Futures website. Options range from $50 gift cards for local home goods stores to Move-In Kits ($250 to $500) or a donation in any amount you choose. The Deluxe $500 Move-In-Kit for a mom and two kids includes sheets and pillowcases, a comforter, soft pillows, a transitional mattress, pot and pan, plates, bowls, mugs, flatware, cooking utensils, broom and dustpan, fluffy bath towels, washcloths, a shower curtain, a microwave, and bonus gift card.

You can drop off jammies at the Winter Lights event at City Hall on December 2 at 5:30 p.m., or any Monday through Thursday, to 5 p.m., at City Hall (3rd floor City Manager’s Office), 2263 Santa Clara Ave., before December 7.

If you have any questions, please email Sarah Henry at [email protected].

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