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CHARITYACTIVITY Giving Back: The Pajama Program ■ By Tim Sosbe When someone has nothing, the most basic comforts and possessions take on great meaning. I t happens every day in America, far too oen: A family, for whatever reason, is forced into homelessness. A child, through neglect, abuse or tragedy, enters the foster system. Children are waiting to be adopted into their "forever homes." No matter the reason, these and other situations have one thing in common: Nothing. When children become part of displaced situations, nothing is frequently what they have. at's a dark start to an article for a business conference publication, but it's also appropriate for life sciences professionals to consider. As our daily jobs consist of helping professionals raise the bar on their careers, it's also good to keep in mind the less fortunate members of society who also need support, a boost and the tools to grow and develop. As we have in the past, LTEN will once again take time at the LTEN Annual Conference to give back to those less fortunate. Past efforts have included building bears to cheer families of service members and stuffing school supplies into backpacks for underprivileged students. is year, your charity work starts with a good night. For the 45th LTEN Annual Conference, LTEN has partnered with, a charity with chapters in 33 states that helps support displaced children by providing them with a pair of pajamas and a book. On the surface that may not sound like a lot, but when someone has nothing, the most basic comforts and possessions take on great meaning. From the Pajama Program mission statement: "Most of these children have never enjoyed the simple comfort of having a parent tuck them in at bedtime with warm, clean pajamas and a bedtime story. Some of the children are living with their families below the poverty level, in desperate need of food, clothing and shelter. ese two simple gis of pajamas and books let the children know that someone cares - sometimes these are the only new things they have ever received." Here's who the Pajama Program helps: * Children in need ranging from newborn to age 18. * Children who are living 200% below the poverty level. 34 FOCUS | CONFERENCE PREVIEW 2016 |

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Focus Supplement 1 - Summer 2016

Focus Supplement 1 - Summer 2016
Welcome to the 45th LTEN Annual Conference
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Ad Index
Conference Agenda-At-A-Glance
Food, Fun & Friends: Making Connections in the Learning Village
Mel Robbins: Admit It: You're Not Fine
Sewa Beats: Communication in Leadership: Listening, Mindfulness and Music
Walter Bond: Peak Performing Training: Committed to Excellence
New GxP Track: Reaching More Life Sciences Trainers
Conference Sponsors: Supporting Conference Attendees
Learning Village Exhibit Hall Schedule
Learning Village Exhibit Hall Floorplan
LTEN Talks: Targeted Topics from Industry Experts
Get the App: Your Digital Conference Tool
Giving Back: The Pajama Program
LTEN Members: Why the Conference is a Must-Attend Event
5 Questions with Mary Myers
Focus Contacts

Focus Supplement 1 - Summer 2016