Student Council and Kids That Care students on Staten Island held a pajama party book swap in the evening to help collect donations for their Project Night Night program. Students were treated to a snack and movie, dressed in their pjs, made and donated inspirational booksmarks and were able to take home a free book if they donated a book to our charity. Thanks to a generous grant from generationOn and the Heckscher Foundation for Children, we will be able to donate fifty Project Night Night canvas bags to the homeless children at Seamen's Society in Staten Island. The grant will allow us to donate a bag, security blanket, two books, bookmark, stuffed toy and small trinket for each child. We learned about the issue of homelessness on Staten Island and the various reasons a family might find themselves in a situation like that. We completed the generationOn lesson called "Be the Change: Homelessness" and researched true accounts written through social media to learn more about the topic. We are also eagerly awaiting a visit on June 19, 2012 from a representative from Seamen's Society to speak to us about some situations she has encountered since working at the shelter. At that time we will be presenting her with our donations. We can't wait!