Tomorrow, February 7th, marks Denver Road Home’s 8th annual PJ Day, a colossal fundraiser aimed at raising over $600,000 for Denver’s homeless. Denver’s Road Home is not, as its name implies, a home: Rather it is the City’s collaborative and admirable plan to end homelessness in ten years. Created in 2005 by the Denver Commission to End Homelessness, the plan, which was carefully crafted by over 350 different community organizations, is already 7 years into its 10 year goal. That makes now as important a time as ever to rally for the cause. PJ Day is the largest fundraiser of the year for Denver’s Road Home, and is an awesome, fun opportunity to show your support!
The easiest way to participate is — surprise, surprise – to wear your pajamas. By sporting your most stylish night wear on Feb. 7th, you’ll send a message to all those who witness that you support Denver’s mission to end homelessness. The goal is to remind our community that not all our neighbors have warm pajamas or a cozy pillow to enjoy at night: Some, roughly 13,000 in Denver, are homeless.
Denver’s Mayor, Michael B. Hancock, rallied for the community’s support while at Denver Rescue Mission’s Lawrence Street Shelter today, joking that anyone not wearing pajamas will be arrested! And, watch out, because the mayor might just wear a onesie: