Plano West Rotary didn't want to just 'write a check' to support veterans. Its members wanted to serve veterans. They partnered with American Legion and Dallas Veterans Affairs Medical Center to give over 450 comfy pajamas to children of veterans.
Community and club members donated. The club used its proceeds from its annual Halloween fundraiser to buy pajamas for the project. Plano West Rotary is excited to support this American Legion 21-year Christmas tradition.

America Legion started the Pajama Drive in 1999 by the late Shirley Jean Gray, a veteran's widow who died in May of this year. Initially, the pajamas went to the Buckner Children's Home, which later became part of a program for the Dallas VA Medical Center and the Fisher House, both of which serve families of veterans. "We want to make sure that any vet who cannot go shopping can at least have pajamas for their kids," American legion said. "The pajamas are placed under each family's tree, a gift for the children from their parents, with no note from us."

Prior to Christmas, a VA social worker distributed the donations.