Ogdensburg Sisters Collecting PJs For Needy

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In the five years that Camille and Abigail Marshall have been collecting pajamas for needy kids and adults for Christmas, they have gathered up more than 5,500 pairs of PJ's in every color, style and size imaginable. 
 
"It has a major impact on someone just to watch them how happy they are and not knowing who helped them," said Camille.

The PJ's 4 XMAS campaign was started by the sisters who say they really enjoyed receiving new pajamas from their parents each Christmas Eve and worried that those less fortunate could experience the same joy they felt.

It was in a small room at their 411 Albany Avenue home five years ago where it all started for Camille and Abigail Marshall.

Since then the girls have received several awards and the not for profit program has grown to include 123 drop boxes in St. Lawrence and Jefferson County - all accepting assorted pajama collections from Watertown to Massena.

"It's actually very amazing with all the people and all the support to help us do this because we couldn't do it without them," said Abigail.

Once the PJ's are dropped off, the girls sort them into labelled boxes before they are wrapped and distributed to help bring a smile to those young and old alike.
 
The donations can be dropped off in collection boxes through December 16 or the girls say they can be left at their Ogdensburg home through December 22.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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