Two Local Elementary Schools Collect Pajamas For Casey Cares Foundation

Thanks to the generosity of students, families and staff members of Acreage Pines Elementary School and Cypress Trails Elementary School, critically ill children will feel a little more stylish this holiday season.

Inspired by the memory of a Casey Cares Foundation child, the December pajama collection drives at both schools were part of the Kami’s Jammies program and resulted in more than 250 pairs of new pajamas for local pediatric patients.

Kamryn (Kami) was a frequent overnight hospital patient who bravely battled leukemia. She felt special when she wore a new pair of pajamas in place of hospital gowns. Her flair for fashion continues to pass along joy and normalcy to other critically ill children as her legacy through Casey Cares.

Bruce Saulter, principal of Cypress Trails in Royal Palm Beach, collected 186 pairs of pajamas at his school, while Jennifer Ohm, school counselor at Acreage Pines in The Acreage, collected 77 pairs.

More pajamas will be coming when the South Florida Science Center & Aquarium, in partnership with the Casey Cares Foundation, becomes the hottest destination in town on Tuesday, Dec. 31 during the Noon Year’s Eve celebration from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Kids are encouraged to wear their favorite pair of pajamas and bring along a new pair to donate. The Noon Year’s Eve Countdown to 2020 event will feature live science demonstrations, music, dancing, face painting, do-it-yourself party poppers, and a special toast at the stroke of noon with dry-ice apple cider and bubble explosions for all. Donated pajamas should be new with tags intact and sized for kids aged 18 months to 18 years old.

Supporters are also invited to join Casey Cares at Breakers West Country Club on Leap Day at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 29 for an inspiring, fun “Evening with Casey Cares.” It will feature live music, a cocktail hour and silent auction, a seated dinner and a short program. Tickets are $150 per person and available at

To learn more about the organization, contact Jennifer McCorvey at (954) 821-0191 or