About Us


I started Pajamas for Peace after feeling compelled to include my children in activities that promote peace and community service. I wanted to show them how their actions could help to make a difference in the lives of others.

In December 2014, I started to organize food and clothing drives with my children to donate to homeless shelters to teach them about service, about being connected to their community and to help them to understand how one small act of kindness can make a difference in the life of someone else.

We started out with the intention of honoring the victims of Sandy Hook and those who have been affected by school violence. Since then I have worked with shelters and classrooms to include children in the giving process by including them in the creation of pajama gift packages to donate to shelters.

Pajamas for Peace was born from the direct result of wanting to include my family in volunteering and service driven activities, from the desire to do good, to honor the lives of children and families, and to help those in need.

It is my sincere hope that Pajamas for Peace will serve as a platform to promote a message of peace and altruism and provide resources to shelters while raising awareness of issues surrounding poverty, homelessness and violence.

- Founder, Chandinie Francis, Ed. D, LCSW

Dr. Chandinie Francis is a licensed Clinical social worker, and also earned an Ed. D in Educational Leadership from the University of Southern California.

She has worked as a counselor and therapist in higher education, a social worker in various mental health organizations and through her doctoral work, has acquired knowledge and skills based on evidenced based research and best practices in how to empower and motivate others.