October 15, 2013

why wear pjs? for a good cause … and a giveaway!

If you are tuned into the design world, you’ve probably heard about Project Design 2013, the unbelievable revamp of the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island … brought to you by twenty New York designers and a bevy of generous sponsors.

RMH Room Sketch Mehditash DesignOne of my favorite spaces?  The gorgeous bedroom design by Jennifer Mehditash of Mehditash Design.  Can’t you tell it’s fabulous just from her sketch?  Visit her blog, Dec-A-Porter, for the behind-the-scenes scoop!

National Family PJ Night The Company StoreI’m grateful that Ronald McDonald House has a location in Charlotte that assists families with children at the Levine Children’s Hospital.  Ronald McDonald Houses across the country do such invaluable work.  Having a child with a serious medical crisis is terrible enough … but what if those families are looking at weeks or months away from their home?  Ronald McDonald Houses are a “home away from home” for those families, so that they can stay near their child at little or no cost.

Did you know that National Family Pajama Night is November 2?  What a great excuse for an evening at home, celebrating family!  Well, families who are away from home should celebrate, too … and that’s why The Company Store is donating 3,000 pairs of pajamas to Ronald McDonald Houses nationwide.  Plus, The Company Store is donating $1 for every pair of pajamas purchased through their website from October 2 to December 2.

Cousins in PJsLet’s spread the word about National Family Pajama Night so that more families set aside an evening to spend time together … whether it’s in pajamas or not.  I see a family game night — PJs, popcorn, and no electronics! — in our future.  Maybe we’ll invite the other half of “The Quads” a/k/a my nephews.

Keeping Families TogetherHere’s the part where you come in.  The Company Store is giving pajamas to two lucky families!  That’s one for the memory books right there — the whole family … even the dog … decked out in coordinating pajamas.  Hmmmmm, photos of this event could come in handy for future embarrassment of grown-up children.  Not that I’d do that or anything.

I’ll draw two lucky winners at random on Tuesday, October 22.  Winners can select pajamas for their whole family from six super-fun patterns (based on availability, of course).  I had a hard time picking a favorite, but thanks to The Company Store, the Zeller family will be stylish in the Special Delivery pattern.

To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post.  What I’d like you to do, however, is to also thank The Company Store with a “like” on Facebook or a tweet about #pjnight.  Because as much as I love “cool people doing cool things,” I also love cool companies making a difference in people’s lives.

Thank you, The Company Store, for paying it forward!

Rendering by Mehditash Design via Dec-a-Porter.  Photos via The Company Store


  • shelleycholmes
    Oct. 15, 2013
    Thank you Traci for telling us of this great cause. Applaud The Company Store for paying it forward. Making my purchase today!
  • Talitha McGuinness
    Oct. 15, 2013
    Super cute and how fun! Would love to deck my kiddos out for a great cause!
  • Sara Adams
    Oct. 15, 2013
    What a fantastic thing they are doing! My family loves their pj's!!!
  • Jill
    Oct. 15, 2013
    Such a fun thing! You can count on me to be in my pjs on November 2nd!
  • Allison Jaquier
    Oct. 15, 2013
    This is such a great idea for a super great cause! We will be sporting our pjs on Nov 2 for sure!
  • Kara Cox
    Oct. 15, 2013
    Sounds like a good reason for breakfast for dinner...in our pjs!! Great idea from The Company Store
  • Erin Neurohr
    Oct. 15, 2013
    We love The Company Store! We'll take any excuse for a PJ night! Count us in. Thanks Traci for supporting such a wonderful cause!
  • Michele
    Oct. 15, 2013
    I love that they are doing this!! Marking the date on my calendar to PJ up with the kiddos!
  • Mary H
    Oct. 15, 2013
    Great idea for a great cause! Thanks to the Company Store for their support of Ronald McDonald House. I'll be in my PJs on November 2.
  • Lisa Mende Design
    Oct. 15, 2013
    Wow! I have always loved Company Store and now I love them even more! What a great idea! I'll def be in PJ's on Nov. 2nd and I do adore Jen's room in the Ronald MCDonald house. All fab!!!
  • meredith
    Oct. 16, 2013
    Such an amazing cause and a fun way to celebrate being together. My family would look amazing in their night watch PJ's. Big thank you to The Company Store!
  • Madeline
    Oct. 18, 2013
    This is such a neat idea! I love the Night Watch Family Pajamas.
  • Jennifer @ Dec-a-Porter
    Oct. 21, 2013
    Hi Traci ~ I only just saw this now and am so thankful that you shared my sketch for the room .. so Sweet of you!! I have to say the best part of the entire experience was most certainly getting to know everyone at the Ronald McDonald house.. they are an incredible group of people and so are the families that call it home. I will be wearing my PJ's /// wearing them now, and might not take them off till then! Thank you for sharing this great campaign. jen

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