Skip to content

Estevan Kinettes collecting PJs for Christmas

People can now drop off their pyjama donations at Jenny Joans, Sun Country Hearing or with any Estevan Kinette member.
Estevan PJ Project
Last year Estevan Kinettes collected over 560 pyjamas for Estevan kids.

ESTEVAN - The PJ Project by the Estevan Kinettes Club is back for 2021, to ensure that every kid has new pyjamas for Christmas Day.

Volunteers started collecting pyjamas on Nov. 17 and will do their best to ensure every child on the Estevan Community Hamper Association and Angel Tree list gets a new set of pyjamas, along with their Christmas gifts.

"We have already had a really great start to this year's PJ Project," said project co-chairs Chelsey Istace and Kristol Nagy.

While it always seems that there is a high demand, they will not know how many sets of pyjamas they have to collect until all applications for hampers and/or the Angel Tree are in. The deadline for applications for those projects is Dec. 1.

Istace and Nagy said that while there are a lot of people that need support, there are also a lot of individuals and businesses that are always ready to step up and help others.

"Our community has always been so supportive. Before we even started collecting this year, Turnbull's donated 20 pairs of pyjamas for teens and Estevan Dental donated over 500 toothbrushes to go with the PJs," said the co-chairs.

This year drop-offs can be made at Jenny Joans, Sun Country Hearing or with any Estevan Kinette member. OM Yoga studio will be collecting PJs from the yogis, and they also will host a Yoga for a Cause event in December.

Kinettes have been collecting pyjamas for Estevan children for several years, and it remains a very important activity on their list of community services they provide, as it's a big part of Christmas tradition.

"In most families, it's a tradition to get a new pair of pyjamas either Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, and we want to share that tradition and help make the holidays a little cozier," said Istace and Nagy.

Estevan Kinettes also will be at the Estevan Bruins game on Dec. 4, and people will have an opportunity to either drop off pyjama donations or purchase those at the location and drop them off in donation bags.

Kinettes will be collecting pyjama donations at the drop-off sites listed above until Dec. 12.