The following is from a press release from the Stoughton Chamber of Commerce and Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt of Canton:
Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt of Canton recently partnered with the Stoughton Chamber of Commerce during Orange Leaf’s corporate Pajama Drive, donating hundreds of brand new pajamas to Father Bill's and Mainspring (FBMS), the leading provider of emergency shelter, housing and supportive services in the South Shore area.
FBMS helps people struggling with homelessness or at risk of homelessness to achieve self-sufficiency.
On Saturday, Dec. 15, Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt and Bonnie Policow of the Stoughton Chamber of Commerce, meeting with Lisa Frisbee, representing Father Bill's and Mainspring, at Orange Leaf’s Cobb's Corner location to hand over hundreds of new pajamas donated by customers of Orange Leaf and friends and members of the Stoughton Chamber.
"When Gerry Pelissier, franchise owner of OL and member of our Chamber, called me and told me about this corporate PJ donation drive that his company was doing, he had asked me if I knew of a worthy organization to donate to and my immediate thought was The Evelyn House, which is a homeless shelter in Stoughton, owned by Father Bill's and Mainspring, that caters mainly to women and single parent families,” said Terry Schneider, Executive Director of the Stoughton Chamber of Commerce.
"When I heard that one of my members and friends, Bonnie Policow, had also met Gerry and heard about this pajama drive, who better to spearhead this then Bonnie,” Schneider continued. “She called just about every Chamber member and had them bring their pj donation to our holiday party we held on Dec. 3 and I believe we collected over 60 pair!"
The Orange Leaf Pajama Drive went from Nov. 9 to Dec. 15.
Every customer who donated a pair of pajamas was given 3 ounces of FroYo for free as a thank you for their generosity.
The Orange Leaf Pajama Drive was a community-giving initiative that took place in participating stores nationwide. With more than 200 stores across the country, each market selected its own local nonprofit to receive the donations of brand new pajamas.