Saskatchewan

Piles of pyjamas gathered by Regina school kids

It was a real pyjamarama at Regina's École Centennial Community School on Friday — and it was all for a good cause.

438 sets handed over to local charity Souls Harbour

These girls were among the students at École Centennial Community School collecting PJs for charity. (CBC News)

It was a real pyjamarama at Regina's École Centennial Community School on Friday — and it was all for a good cause.

Throughout the month, students have been collecting new pyjamas — men's, women's and children's sizes — as part of the school's annual partnership with Souls Harbour Rescue Mission.

When they were done, 438 pyjamas had been donated. To commemorate the event, there was a special assembly and the kids were allowed to wear their own pyjamas for the day.

"It's fantastic," Centennial principal Curtis Seifert said. "We had no idea there'd be this many donations of pyjamas."

The charity drive follows last year's project — dubbed Sock-tober — where socks were collected.

Souls Harbour said it's these kinds of small clothing items — socks, underwear and PJs — that are in high demand at its shelter.

Some pretty colourful designs were among this pile of pyjamas donated by Centennial students. (CBC News)