Dr. Chandinie Francis started Pajamas for Peace after feeling compelled to include her children in activities that promote peace and community service. She wanted them to see how their actions could help make a difference in the lives of others.
Chandinie began with the intention of honoring the victims of Sandy Hook and those affected by school violence. She organized food and clothing drives to donate to homeless shelters. In doing so, her children learned about service, being connected to their community, and how one small act of kindness can make a difference in the life of someone else. She has continued this annual donation, honoring the victims of school violence, every December 14th, including children in various school districts to be a part of the giving process. The Pajamas for Peace service project, giving back, teaching kindness and promoting peace are the founding principles of our mission.
It is our sincere hope that Pajamas for Peace will serve as a platform to promote a message of peace and altruism, all while providing resources to shelters and raising awareness of issues surrounding poverty, homelessness and violence.