Springfield, VA – February 28, 2008 – Nomadic Display, a world leader in portable and modular display solutions, is spearheading a pajama drive for the charitable organization, Helen’s Pajama Party to Protect Women, at EXHIBITOR2008. The pajamas will be donated to The Shade Tree, a Las Vegas shelter that serves 3,355 homeless and abused women and children each year.
Kelly Sargent, President of Brainstorm Marketing, got the bright idea to donate new pajamas to emergency shelters for women in Des Moines two years ago. She established the organization “Helen’s Pajama Party to Protect Women” in memory of her mother. To date, her efforts have resulted in the collection of over 3,000 sets of new pajamas for distribution to shelters throughout Iowa. “Women seeking asylum usually arrive with nothing but the clothes on their backs. Charitable donations frequently support children’s needs. The comfort of a brand new pair of pajamas goes beyond physical warmth. They are a small luxury that help to restore women’s feelings of security and self worth. And pajamas are a practical gift that can be taken with them when they leave a temporary crisis support center,” says Kelly Sargent.
Nomadic Display is proud to support members of its distribution network and recognize their contributions to important causes. “As a woman-owned company we have always helped organizations that assist women and their families,”says Patricia Goeke, President of Nomadic Display. “We wanted to supplement Kelly’s efforts and offered to bring her program with us to EXHIBITOR2008.” Attendees wishing to participate in the drive may bring a pair of new pajamas, in women’s sizes small to 2x/XXL, to its exhibit (#1137) during show hours.
Gwen Parsons, Senior Vice President of Nomadic Display reached out to “Women in Exhibitions,” an informal group of industry friends and colleagues, to amplify Nomadic’s efforts. “Industry women welcomed the opportunity to join us in giving back to the women of Las Vegas where so many exhibitions take place every year,” say Parsons.
Carol Fojtik, Senior Vice President of Hall-Erickson, coordinated the meeting of “Women in Exhibitions” where Kelly Sargent will share her story of the founding of Helen¹s Pajama Party to Protect Women. The meeting will be held on Monday, March 10 at 5:30 p.m. in room Palm E of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center — immediately prior to that evening¹s show reception. The meeting room and refreshments have been donated by Exhibitor Magazine & Hall-Erickson, organizers of Exhibitor2008.
Donated pajamas must have the sales tags attached. To learn more visit: http://www.helenspajamaparty.com or http://www.the shadetree.org.
Nomadic Display revolutionized the display industry 30 years ago with the invention of pop up technology. Today, the company is a leading producer of portable and modular exhibit systems with manufacturing facilities in suburban Washington, DC and Ireland. Nomadic products are sold through 200 showrooms worldwide. To learn more, visit www.nomadicdisplay.com
The Shade Tree mission is to provide safe shelter for homeless and abused women and children in crisis and to offer life-changing services promoting stability, dignity, and self-reliance. The Shade Tree recently opened Noah’s Animal House, which is the only shelter in the western United States that provides a safe haven for the pets of homeless and abused women.