Charlotte, NC Chapter
Chapter President, Melissa Hall
Hello! I am Melissa Hall and my husband Mike and I are the parents of 4 children. I became aware of Pajama Program in 2007, from The Oprah Show, while at home caring for our son Austin who was terminally ill. I thought about how we often take for granted a warm pair of pajamas and the security you feel when you can snuggle up in them and read to your child. It is one of my favorite memories from all of my children.
Seven years later, I was shopping for pajamas for my youngest child, and I saw a clearance section of pajamas and it all came back to me. I knew it was time to get involved. Forty pairs of pajamas later, I contacted Pajama Program and asked where to send my donation and was lucky enough to be able to deliver them to an organization in my own community.
During the process of caring for Austin, my family was blessed to experience the kindness of strangers and how a community can pull together when there is need. I am looking forward to paying that forward and sharing my love of books and pajamas with others and hopefully, passing along a little warmth and security!