DENVER (CBS4)– Denver’s mayor donned his best pajamas on Friday to get ready for next week’s “PJ Day” to raise money for Denver’s Road Home.
Nearly three dozen local businesses were treated to a fancy breakfast at the SpringHill Suites in downtown Denver as a thanks to participating in the program.
Denver’s Road Home works to get the homeless off the streets. A great number of those living without permanent housing are families.
“We know in our metro area we have 12,000 people homeless. Five thousand right here in the City of Denver and of those we’re dealing with about 2,100, almost half of those being children on our streets. So we’ve got a lot of work to do to really institutionalize our efforts around homelessness,” said Hancock.
The businesses honored on Friday have donated $5,000 or more to Denver’s Road Home.
The 8th annual PJ Day is Feb. 7.
PJ Day serves as a reminder to all of us that not everyone has a place to put on their pajamas and sleep at night. PJ Day serves as Denver’s Road Home’s annual fundraiser to help the homeless, which will be held Feb 7.
The money raised goes directly to fueling solutions to end homelessness in Denver such as providing shelter, assistance with medical issues, mental health, and substance abuse, case management, outreach services and building affordable housing.