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10-05-13 Alyssa’s Bedtime Stories is a non-profit organization that brings happiness to underprivileged children by giving them books to read and pajamas to keep them warm. Places receiving Alyssa’s Books & Pajamas are Milagro House, Clare House, Domestic Violence Services of Lancaster County, and many more.

Books open the doors of our imagination. For children without a home, reading is more than just a pastime; it’s a window into a better world.

When Alyssa Deraco was just 10 years old, she wanted to share her own love for reading while helping those less fortunate. When she began collecting used books and donating them to local organizations that help these children, Alyssa’s Bedtime Stories was born.

Four years later, Alyssa’s Bedtime Stories is still helping underprivileged and homeless children. Since 2009, we’ve given more than 10,000 books and more than 3,000 pairs of pajamas to children in need. But our mission is far from over…because as long as there are children that need comfort, affection and love, we’ll be there to bring joy into their lives.

As a registered 501(c)3 organization in the state of Pennsylvania, Alyssa’s Bedtime Stories relies on private donations to operate. If you would like to make a difference for children in need, please come to one of our events or visit our website at

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