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Santa Barbara students collect pajamas for those in need

Posted at 9:14 PM, Dec 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-13 11:32:52-05

Some local students are trying to help those in need.

A class of third graders at Franklin Elementary School in Santa Barbara collected pajamas as part of Scholastic’s annual pajama drive.

The school says the book order company has been collecting pajamas for 10 years and is trying to collected 100,000 pairs of pajamas this year.

The class wanted to get involved, and students ended up collecting 20 sets of pajamas for people of all ages.

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Students pose with the pajamas they collected to help those in need. (Photo Courtesy: Leon Lewandowski)The class then celebrated by wearing pajamas themselves. Their teacher says the kids brought stuffed animals and pillows and read books. They even had a virtual fireplace.

“These young people will be in charge of everything in no time and if we can teach kindness while they are eight, hopefully, it will be natural for them when they are 30, and that’s a great outlook for our nation’s future,” said Leon Lewandowski, a teacher at Franklin Elementary School.

To learn more about Scholastic’s pajama drive and how you can help, click here.

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Students collected 20 pairs of pajamas for a good cause (Photo Courtesy: Leon Lewandowski)