Local Chapters


Deidre Todd (East) & Paulette Pepin (UP), Chapter Presidents

Eastern | Western | Upper Peninsula

Prospective volunteers interested in any chapter, please note:

  • If you have collected donations of new pajamas and books, please fill out the form on this page to begin the process of reporting your in-kind drive. See more details on the full process here.
  • Organizations interested in becoming Community Partners can apply and learn more about working with Pajama Program here.
  • If you are interested in joining our team of volunteers to support our mission in Michigan, please fill out this form┬áto get started!

Eastern Michigan Chapter

Chapter President: Deidre Todd, deidre@pajamaprogram.org

Deidre Todd, Eastern Michigan Chapter President, was born and raised in Detroit and still resides in the area. While researching a community service project for her book club, she learned of Pajama Program and instantly felt a connection. “I’ve always enjoyed reading bedtime stories to my nieces and nephews and now my own son. I am so excited to have a positive impact on my community via this program.” Deidre is employed at the University of Michigan Health System, runs two home-based businesses, and enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Western Michigan Chapter

We are seeking a volunteer Chapter President for the Western Michigan Chapter. Please fill out this form if you are interested.

Pajama Program donations in Western Michigan are currently managed through the National Office.

Please see the note at the top of the page if you have donations, are interested in becoming a Community Partner in this area, or are interested in being a Chapter President for this chapter.

Upper Peninsula Chapter

Chapter President: Paulette Pepin, paulette@pajamaprogram.org

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Paulette Pepin, Upper Peninsula Chapter President, has lived is Escanaba since she was eight, and has a Master’s Degree in Special Education. Teaching has always been her passion, and she has been teaching in Gladstone for 17 years. “My love of reading and wish to share it with all of my students led me to Pajama Program. When Scholastic got on board, and shared this amazing program through their book club website, I knew immediately that this was something I wanted to be part of.” Each year since, her class has opted to forgo a gift exchange and instead support Pajama Program. They share the gift of pajamas at Christmas and have a pajama party to celebrate! Their generosity inspired Paulette to want to do more, which led her to taking on the role of Chapter President.