I am always on a quest for pajamas for my kids that aren’t coated in toxic chemicals touted to be flame retardant. I choose 100% cotton PJ’s for them (you can tell which ones are chemical free because they have a long yellow tag).
What if I told you you could buy soft cotton pajamas for your kids and that you would be supporting a cause that’s near and dear to our hearts at the same time?
When CEO Charlie Komar’s wife Liz was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, they decided to use their company to help future research for a cure. In fact 100% of the purchase price of the PJ’s For The Cure go directly to the JDRF. Not “after costs.” Not “a portion.” 100%.
The cost to design, manufacture and market these pajama sets is not deducted. Plus shipping is free.
Komar says, “In 1990, my wife, Liz, was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes. This completely changed our lives. Soon after, our family participated in Ride for the Cure, an 11-mile bike ride. Our three-year old son, Matty, insisted on riding the entire 11 miles. Afterward, Matty saw Liz giving herself an insulin injection and burst into tears. ‘You mean I rode all that way and you still have it,’ he cried. ‘I thought you would be cured.’ There isn’t anything I wouldn’t do to help my wife and the millions of other sufferers of this terrible disease.”
Komar wanted to outfit Q and I and sent us a matching mother-daughter set of PJ’s in the Scotty Dog print. It tickled Q that we were a matching pair!
It’s all well and good to make a purchase to support charity, but will you actually like them?
I have to say that they were very soft. The color did not fade after washing, especially impressive since our sets were bright red. Q said the cuffs were a little tight on her sleeves, but children’s pajamas are supposed to fit snugly.
The women’s style features a small pocket inside the waistband of the pants to hold an insulin pump. I don’t personally wear a pump so I cannot attest to whether or not it’s functional for this purpose.
These would make a perfect holiday gift!
One lucky reader of D-Mom Blog will receive their choice of pajamas. To enter, leave a comment telling me who will be wearing these pajamas and what style suits them best. (Don’t worry, you can choose exactly the style you want if you win.)
Entries close November 30, 2010. Open to readers with US and Canadian mailing addresses only, please.
Images from the company’s website.
Read all of my NaBloPoMo 2010 posts.