This week, Horst Engineering held a grinder fundraiser to support the 8th annual PJ Day for the Kids benefitting the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. The PJ Day is actually on Friday, 14 December 2018. This exciting event was started at a local school in 2011 by a 7-year-old boy who wanted to give back to the hospital that successfully treated his baby sister for cancer.
Since then, PJ Day has grown to include over 300 schools, 139 Dunkin’ locations and many individuals and small businesses across the state of Connecticut, all raising funds for the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Over the last 7 years, participants have worn PJ’s in honor of children at the hospital who must wear their PJ’s for extended periods of time while fighting cancer or other serious illnesses.
The Harry and Sylvia Livingston Philanthropic Fund, named after our founders, has been a sponsor of PJ Day for the Kids for several years. This year, in addition to the fund’s contribution, the grinder fundraiser proceeds and an additional company contribution added another $1,200.
Our company has a long history of pulling together for the community and supporting special organizations. Special thanks to Jean Boucher, our passionate “cook” who has prepared and led multiple grinder fundraisers over the years, benefitting a number of causes. He got ample support from a small committee. Appreciation goes to all our employees for participating in this fun and charitable event.