Our Mission - Serving Seniors Together!

We believe that ALL seniors deserve to be loved and recognized as valuable contributors to our society. They have helped raise us. They have been our teachers, our neighbors and our cherished family members. Our mission at Pajamas for Seniors is to return that love and kindness one pajama at a time. We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit serving DFW. With your support we can make a difference!

Our Story

As a seasoned hospice and home care nurse, I saw firsthand patients being admitted to nursing homes with only one possession: an old threadbare hospital gown. Necessities like a warm set of pajamas to sleep in were a rare luxury. With the fastest growing demographic in the country being the elderly, there are not enough nonprofits that support low & no-income seniors. I started this nonprofit to bring dignity to our precious seniors by giving the simple gift of new sleepwear.

Pajamas for Seniors strives to increase awareness to the needs of seniors living in nursing homes. Many nursing home residents have few visitors if any. When our staff and volunteers arrive with new pajamas, we see faces light up. We often hear “Is this a gift for me?” Without resources or family support or means to purchase new sleepwear, the residents are delighted to receive new and comfortable sleepwear.

I’m grateful to my Grandmother. She instilled upon me the importance of giving back to the most disadvantaged members of our society. While I was growing up in Slidell, Louisiana we visited nursing homes together. I could see even then the loneliness and isolation the nursing home residents experienced. Today, I can truly say that Pajamas for Seniors is making a difference in the lives of our most vulnerable seniors and my Grandmother would be so proud.

Our goal for 2021 is to raise $100,000 which would allow us to give away over 8,000 pairs of new pajamas. In Dallas County alone there are 16,000 adults residing in nursing homes. Far too many are living in the lowest income areas of DFW. We need your support! With your generous donations we can make the lives of our precious seniors a little brighter today.

With Heartfelt Gratitude for Your Kindness & Support,
Jo Alch, R.N.
Founder & Executive Director, Pajamas for Seniors

Our Team

Founder & Executive Director, Pajamas for Seniorsjoalch@pajamasforseniors.org

Jo Alch is a registered nurse, having served 25 years in home healthcare and hospice. She founded Acappella In Home Care, a premiere private duty nursing company in the Dallas/Ft Worth Metroplex. As Founder and CEO, she catapulted Acappella to 400 strong. Under her leadership, she organized an annual Pajama Drive at Christmastime for underprivileged seniors resulting in the collection and distribution of thousands of new pajamas. With Jo’s strong desire to assist seniors, coupled with her sense of community outreach, Pajamas For Seniors was founded in 2019. Jo is the recipient of multiple awards of excellence including “Great 100 RN’s of DFW” and D Magazine’s “Best in Home Care”. Jo speaks frequently on raising the awareness to the needs of seniors at the local, state and national level conferences. She is also a frequent podcast featured guest.

Jo Alch, R.N.

Founder & Executive Director, Pajamas for Seniorsjoalch@pajamasforseniors.org

Jo Alch is a registered nurse, having served 25 years in home healthcare and hospice. She founded Acappella In Home Care, a premiere private duty nursing company in the Dallas/Ft Worth Metroplex. As Founder and CEO, she catapulted Acappella to 400 strong. Under her leadership, she organized an annual Pajama Drive at Christmastime for underprivileged seniors resulting in the collection and distribution of thousands of new pajamas. With Jo’s strong desire to assist seniors, coupled with her sense of community outreach, Pajamas For Seniors was founded in 2019. Jo is the recipient of multiple awards of excellence including “Great 100 RN’s of DFW” and D Magazine’s “Best in Home Care”. Jo speaks frequently on raising the awareness to the needs of seniors at the local, state and national level conferences. She is also a frequent podcast featured guest.

Director, Community Outreach & Mediasusan@pajamasforseniors.org

Susan joined Pajamas for Seniors at the launch of this nonprofit and brings over 20 years in Communications and Management expertise. Most recently Susan developed business marketing strategies, branding awareness and community networking for Acappella In-Home Care. She transitioned to her current position with Pajamas for Seniors in 2018 as Director of Community Outreach and Media. With her outreach through print publications; online; social media and TV, she is building community awareness and support for seniors within the DFW Metroplex and beyond. Prior to working with Acappella In Home Care & Pajamas for Seniors, Susan worked for AT&T in Advertising, and in the hospitality industry at Hyatt Hotels, coordinating event logistics and planning of National & Local Conventions.

Susan Burgos

Director, Community Outreach & Mediasusan@pajamasforseniors.org

Susan joined Pajamas for Seniors at the launch of this nonprofit and brings over 20 years in Communications and Management expertise. Most recently Susan developed business marketing strategies, branding awareness and community networking for Acappella In-Home Care. She transitioned to her current position with Pajamas for Seniors in 2018 as Director of Community Outreach and Media. With her outreach through print publications; online; social media and TV, she is building community awareness and support for seniors within the DFW Metroplex and beyond. Prior to working with Acappella In Home Care & Pajamas for Seniors, Susan worked for AT&T in Advertising, and in the hospitality industry at Hyatt Hotels, coordinating event logistics and planning of National & Local Conventions.

Staff

Sabrina Chavolla

Logistics Managerinfo@pajamasforseniors.org

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