Local Chapters

Massachusetts Chapter

Multiple Chapters

Charlton | Central | North Shore | Boston and Southeast

Charlton Chapter

Christine Ohristo, Charlton Chapter President, lives in Charlton with her husband. They have two daughters in college. One of the most important things to her as a parent has always been instilling a love of reading in her daughters. She has no greater memories than the bedtime routines they shared.

As a third grade teacher in the Auburn Public School System for over twenty ears, Christine has dedicated her life to educating children on the importance of reading. Each year, they have a reading incentive program that encourages students to read, and then the school donates books to various organizations. When she read about Pajama Program and Genevieve, she knew it would be a wonderful organization for the school to raise donations for. She got more involved and now shares the joy of reading and gathers pajama and book donations for those in her community.

If you have questions, want to volunteer, recommend a new drop-off location, or anything else, contact:

Christine Ohristo, christineo@pajamaprogram.org

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Central Chapter

Pajama Program donations in Central Massachusetts are managed through the National Office. Donations of new pajamas and books can be entered here and they will be distributed locally. Interested Community Partners can read more here.

If you are interested in joining our team of volunteer Chapter Presidents to support our mission in Central Massachusetts, please contact diana@pajamaprogram.org | 212.716.9757

North Shore Chapter

Erika Goldwater, North Shore Chapter President, learned about Pajama Program when a friend in another state asked for donations. As a mother of three, she was moved by how the seemingly simple gifts of new pajamas and books can help make a child feel special, loved, and sleep a little better at night. The North Shore Chapter is dedicated to helping local children, and thanks to caring friends, neighbors, and businesses, they know they can make a difference.

If you have questions, want to volunteer, recommend a new drop-off location, or anything else, contact:

Erika Goldwater, erika@pajamaprogram.org

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Boston and Southeast Chapter

Liz Cannistraro, Boston and Southeast Chapter President, is a mother of 5 and a grandmother of 5. Having been a foster parent for years, as well as an adoptive parent to three of her children, she has witnessed children who do not have the most basic of needs, like pajamas. As a volunteer coordinator for a Community Partner that caters to children living in homeless shelters, she has seen first hand how the simple gifts of pajamas and books can bring so much joy to a child.

If you have questions, want to volunteer, recommend a new drop-off location, or anything else, contact:

Liz Cannistraro, liz@pajamaprogram.org

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