The New York State Laborers Union Local 17 partnered with the New York State Laborer’s Health and Safety Trust Fund to give away pajamas, pillows, school supplies and toys to children in need and at no cost.
The event was set up in just a few days and held at the Newburgh Armory Unity Center, located at 321 South William Street in Newburgh, on Tuesday, November 17 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
In the past, the union had done giving trees where people received a variety of different gifts. However, people requested pajamas and pillows time and time again so they figured they would launch the first ever “Pillows and PJS” event. The giveaway falls under the Laborers International Union of North America’s (LIUNA) Feel the Care community outreach initiative.