A local organization is sending comfort to children in Ukraine through the gift of brand new pajamas.
Jambos, a Buford-headquartered, faith-based nonprofit that provides new pajamas to children in foster care, has broadened its reach to include children from the war-affected Eastern European country — on Friday, Jambos shipped out 200 pairs of new pajamas, with 100 of those headed directly to children in Ukraine and the remaining 100 pajamas going to an orphanage in Poland that is serving children who have fled Ukraine in the wake of a Russian invasion.
“As an organization, we, each year, try to serve kids in territories that are under heavy stress. So, for instance, one year we served tornado victims in Tennessee,” said Rebekah Black, founder and CEO of Jambos. “It’s a part of our heart and a part of our culture to go beyond our reach. It’s our heart to really share with kids that are in crisis that there are people intentionally praying and caring for them and supporting them.”
Jambos raised $3,000 in just one week toward providing pajamas to children affected by the conflict in Ukraine. Each pair of pajamas was sent out with a Bible verse attached.
“Our hope is that (these children) know total strangers thought of them and loved them and are praying for them,” Rebekah said.
North Gwinnett residents can continue to support Jambos’ efforts to bring comfort to children in Ukraine by texting Ukraine2022 to the number 44321.
FEATURED PHOTO: Jambos enlisted the help of Buford Academy students to create hand-made cards to accompany pajamas sent to children in Ukraine. Photo courtesy of Jambos.