Melissa Saville, author of The Bedtime Pajama Rhyme Book, partnered with Gleaning For The World to collect and distribute new pajamas to children in need. I assisted them by drafting a press release that focused on the charming local color of this holiday charity event.

I provided Melissa with a list of my media contacts so that she could send her press release and field any questions. The story was picked up by several groups, including:



As a result, the drive exceeded expectations by collecting 623 pjs in total with an additional $300 in donations to purchase more pajamas.

I highly recommend Danielle for any marketing needs. She helped in many areas of our Pajama Drive. She was great to work with and gave a lot of helpful ideas and suggestions. She was so sweet and also very professional. I had no clue where to even begin and knew very little about marketing or how to even start a Grassroot Pajama Drive Event. She helped explain everything and walked me step by step through the process. She also helped to draft our marketing flyer as well as the press release. Both the flyer and the press release turned out amazing and several news outlets picked up our story! Danielle helped to get everything going and become a huge success. I definitely recommend Danielle!

Press Release


Grassroots Pajama Drive Brings Hope to Underprivileged Children in Central Virginia 

LYNCHBURG, VA 11.23.2017 – Melissa Saville, author of The Bedtime Pajama Rhyme, has partnered with Gleaning For The World to collect and distribute new pajamas to children in need. This grassroots project has grown quickly since Thanksgiving with a significant number of pajama and cash donations.

Currently, there are eight participating drop-off locations around the Lynchburg, Roanoke, and Salem area. They will be collecting now through December 31, 2020.


Participating Businesses and Drop Off Locations:

  1. Kinetix- both Fort Hill and Forest locations
  2. Famous Anthony’s- Lynchburg location
  3. MMG (Muscle Maker Grill)- offering 15%off with every pajama donation- Lynchburg
  4. All God’s Creatures Photography- offering 25% off any memory collection with every pajama donation- Lynchburg
  5. Third Wave Coffee- Forest
  6. Classic Plumbing Solutions- Salem
  7. FCA- Lynchburg
  8. Gleaning For The World

By partnering together, these businesses are bringing hope and joy to underprivileged children through a new pair of pajamas. For more information and details about The Bedtime Pajama Drive, visit or the Facebook Event Page


About Gleaning for the World

Gleaning For The World provides life-saving supplies to people suffering from poverty, sickness and natural disasters – around the globe.


About Melissa Saville

Author of The Bedtime Pajama Rhyme, Melissa Saville is an educator and mother dedicated to spreading feelings of safety and security through her pajama drive.


Photo Credit: Melissa Saville