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Hi everyone! My name is Eden and I’m going to be five years old on August 15th.

I am very lucky. I have lots of clothes, toys, books and I even have my own room. But I have been to Morocco where my Grandma Saadia lives. Lots of the kids there don’t have very many things. No toys or art stuff. And not very many clothes to wear. Some kids smaller than me have to sell tissues on the streets for money. It makes me feel sad.

I was surprised when my Daddy told me that hardly any poor Moroccan kids have pajamas. I have lots and lots and lots of pajamas. I wear a fresh pair every night. But not Moroccan kids. They just wear their school clothes when they sleep.

I don’t like bedtime very much. I’d rather stay up and play or do fun things. Sleeping is boring. But I am happy that I have nice pajamas to wear. I put them on and then I brush my teeth and then I go to bed. I want Moroccan kids to have these things, too.

My birthday party is on August 11th this year. I am asking my guests to bring presents for kids in the countryside of Morocco instead of presents for me. My mom asked me how many pairs of pajamas I’d like to collect. I said 30. Then I asked her how many poor kids there are in Morocco. She said a few million. Then I changed my mind. I would like to collect presents for at least 300 kids in Morocco. Wouldn’t it be crazy if we got 3000?

If you would like to help you can send a package directly to my Grandma in Essaouira. In the package, please put:

  • 1 pair of brand new pajamas (for hot weather or cool weather) for a school-aged girl or boy (size 5-12)
  • 1 new kids toothbrush (most kids don’t get to go to the dentist in Morocco)
  • 1 new tube of kids toothpaste

Then contact my mom for my Grandma Saadia’s address:  joel@saadiaorganics.com

After my Grandma gets these packages, she will give them to my Uncle Omar. He is a teacher in a poor school in the countryside. If he gets lots and lots of pajamas, he will give them to other schools with kids who need things. If you want to add some school supplies in the package for the kids, that would be nice, too. But I really want lots of kids to get new pajamas this summer.

Please help my birthday wish come true!

Eden

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Thanks for reading and watching! Please share this on Facebook, Tweet this link, and tell your friends and followers to do the same. I’d really like to hit Eden’s goal of 300 pajama packages. Please leave a comment below if you plan on donating! We’ll be giving regular updates as to how many packages are sent to Morocco for Eden’s Pajama Project.

(update #1 is here)

(final update is here)

Joèl
Eden’s Mom
Saadia’s Daughter in Law
Co-Owner of Saadia Organics Argan Oil

16 Responses so far.

  1. She is beautiful inside and out Joél!

  2. Jane Dowler says:

    Hi Eden,
    What a great idea! I will send pyjamas, toothpaste and a toothbrush to Morocco. I hope you get a ton of people sending things!
    This is from Erin’s Auntie Jane

  3. Joyce Keller says:

    Eden: You have always made me proud. I hope you get 300 pairs or more.

  4. Jim Keller says:

    That was very generous of you to give up your birthday gifts to children not as fortunate as you are. I will donating to Eden’s Pajama Project. Good Luck!

  5. Joyce Keller says:

    I’m very proud of you Eden that you are putting poor children’s needs before your own. I hope you reach 300 very soon. Grandpa an I will be donating also to Eden’s Pajama Project. Keep up the good work!

  6. Lily says:

    Do you have a email address that I can message you some questions I have about this project? I am wanting to do a collection here in my hometown but have some ideas to run past you first.

    Thanks!

  7. Ann says:

    Instead of 1 pjs, 1 toothbrush & 1 toothpaste, is it okay if i put a few of those items in the package?

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    • Not too late at all! We’ll be continuing the project well into the fall. Even if items show up beyond that it will be just fine.

      Thanks so much for your interest and generosity! j~

  10. Karla says:

    I just found this through veronikas blog–I’m sending today. Will it be too late?

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