Avery Dennison Foundation & The Pajama Program (Non - Profit Group)
Throughout her time as President of the Avery Dennison Foundation, Alicia Procello Maddox has come up with a number of new and unique ways to spread good faith, and positive energy across the world! From education grants & seminars on sustainability and eco-friendly living, to bettering the position of women in the world’s society and creating fun ways to get people involved in their communities. More than anything else, Alicia Procello Maddox and her team have dedicated their work to bettering those in underdeveloped and underfunded communities, both in the US and across the world. With such dedication, Alicia Procello Maddox has inspired fun ways of getting people involved in the community and not only helped others but empowered them to help others!
Most recently one of Alicia Procello Maddox and Avery Dennison’s newest charitable projects has been their work alongside a non-profit group known as the Pajama Program. This not-for-profit organization has a mission to provide children across the US (and beyond) “a good night” – in hopes of letting them have an even better next day. With such aspirations Alicia Procello Maddox and her team have been able to help those close to home – the kids who might be less fortunate living in the US. As President of the Avery Dennison Foundation, Alicia Procello Maddox has helped fund and support the efforts of the Pajama Program, just one many amazing charitable groups the foundation supports throughout the year.
The Pajama Program enlists a number of volunteers around the country within local communities to visit shelters, and group homes, lending their precious time to children who may not have the type of support they need. The volunteers each spend one-on-one quality time with each child, talking and getting to know them. The volunteers then read them a story or book of their choice. This process is very important to young children within the formative years of life. This provides them with the one-to-one connection they are lacking from their lack of family, and gives them the confidence and self-esteem boost that is necessary for proper growth and development.
The Pajama Program allows each child to keep a book of their choosing, as well as a pair of pajamas. This might not seem to be a lot but as Alicia Procello Maddox feels, the ability for a child to interact with a caring adult figure and having a mentor in their life is vital to their growth as young adults. Also, the fact that they get to take a book with them and a pair of pajamas provides them with feelings of stability and in even the simplest of terms, a small gift can go a long way in the eyes of a child. It also allows these children to feel comfortable and secure in their lives before bed, so that they can wake up and feel that security and have a strong and productive day ahead. By instilling this sense of volunteerism within the corporate world, Alicia Procello Maddox and the Avery Dennison team have set a valuable example to the rest of the corporate world that speaks volumes. If you’d like to help be a part of this and other groups check out the Pajama Program and the Avery Dennison Foundation online.