Senator Mattera Again Working With EJ’S PJS To Collect Pajamas To Help Local Families

Mario R. Mattera

November 20, 2023

EJ's PJs Pajama Drive

Senator Mario R. Mattera (2nd Senate District) is once again joining EJ’S PJS to help spread holiday cheer by helping them collect pajamas for boys and girls of all ages in our area.  Senator Mattera’s office will serve as a drop off site for their annual drive and collecting new and unused pajamas for young children, teens and adults to ensure that everyone has the supplies they need to enjoy the holidays in comfort.

Now in its thirteenth year, EJ’s PJs has made its mission to collect and distribute pajamas to those in our area who need them the most. Started by Patricia Poggi, the effort is inspired by her three sons Edward, Jeremy and Patrick and involves the entire family and the local community. It grew out of the family’s holiday tradition of “Poggi Plaid Pajamas” when they decided as a family that they wanted to share their warm and happy feeling with those in need.

Now an annual event, it started with a simple bin on the family porch to including organizations with drop-off boxes. Their goal last year was to gather over 1,000 pajamas and they are working with everyone to make sure this year is the best yet.

“It is my great pleasure to join with EJ’s PJs and the Poggi family to bring the warmth of the holidays to all the families in our area.  I am so appreciative of all Patricia and the boys do to make the holidays brighter and invite everyone who is able to visit my office to donate.  That way we can bring the warmth of the holidays to every child and teen in our community,” stated Senator Mattera.

Anyone who would like to donate is invited to visit Senator Mattera’s district office at 180 East Main Street, Suite 210, in Smithtown.

Donations will be accepted from now through Wednesday, December 20th during regular business hours.