The Christmas Pajama Collection project for Wedgewood in Grand Rapids was a GREAT success, reported Dominican Associate Terri Sierzant.

“Combined, you donated 232 pairs of pajamas to the children at Wedgwood. That means every child in all the residential homes, and Manasseh Project Outreach and the Autism Center received a pair of pajamas. Plus there were extra for the new kids coming in this winter. There was also a little money left to put towards a special event for the kids.”

For the past five years, Terri  has collected and delivered pajamas to at-risk youth living in residential homes. Sunday Assembly at Dominican Chapel/Marywood, Sisters, Associates, and many other friends have responded to the call for pajamas. “These pajamas provide a comfort to these children and youth,” says Terri, whose servant heart for comforting children in need was inspired by her own childhood Christmas memories.

“We didn’t have much. Yet every Christmas, the kids in our family received new warm pajamas. These gifts made us feel loved and special.”

“As Meister Eckhart said `If the only prayer you said was Thank You that would be enough.” So from the bottom of my heart THANK YOU!’ Remember I will be organizing a pajama collection again in 2019!”

The Dominican Sisters of Grand Rapids are blessed by Dominican Associates who carry the preaching and teaching of the Dominican Order of Preachers in their hearts and extend it to the world.