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 the effects of their actions could help make a difference in the lives of others.
In December 2014, she, along with her children, 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.
Chandinie began with the intention of honoring the victims of Sandy Hook and those affected by school violence. She has continued her work with shelters and classrooms, including children in the giving process through the creation of the pajama gift packages.
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.