Chapter President

Houston, TX Chapter

Chapter President, Avni Shah

Hello everyone my name is Avni Shah and I live in Sugar Land, TX. I am originally from Chicago, IL, and have enjoyed living in Texas for the last 12 years. I am happily married for the last 15 years and love my job as a stay-at-home mom to three amazing children.

My introduction to the Pajama Program came in 2013 when I was looking for a way to have my children begin volunteering in the community. During my search, I came across Genevieve Piturro’s segment on the Oprah show and my heart just couldn’t imagine my three children not having, or knowing, what pajamas were. At that moment, I knew we had to do something.

I reached out to the Pajama Program in Houston and began working on our family drive. In the course of one month we were able to collect 100 pajamas and 100 books that benefited a local shelter. It was a small introduction into the power our communities have to help these children, and also have my own kids participate in something that they could relate to.

Fast forward to 2018 and my heart wanted to help the Pajama Program again. I am blessed to help grow the Pajama Program in Houston and help ensure every child can know that Good Nights lead to Good Days. I look forward to meeting new volunteers in Houston so we can all work together to ensure every child has the right to a good night.

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