Every child deserves a good night


About Ava’s Jammies

Ava first visited Rwanda in June 2009 when she was eighteen months old. Her visit to Rwanda included the Gisimba Orphanage in Kigali, where she was warmly received by the dozens of boys and girls who lived there. Since that visit, Ava has developed a passion for Africa and, more specifically, for helping the orphans she met at such a young age. One January afternoon, after a discussion about Africa, she proposed an interesting idea that would inspire the creation of Ava’s Jammies. Ava, who has always loved pajamas, thought it would be a wonderful idea to design and distribute pajamas to children who needed them. At the end of a long day, she has always looked forward to changing into her jammies and relaxing in her “comfy clothes.” She wanted to give other children the same, simple luxury. It is heart-warming to witness one child’s uncomplicated idea for helping other children.

The first distribution of Ava’s Jammies was in March 2014 at various orphanages in Kigali, Rwanda including the Gisimba Orphanage.

The Jammies

Designed by Ava, the jammies are a blend of cotton (95%) and spandex (5%). The girl’s and boy’s pajamas are two pieces, long sleeve and long pant.

photo2This harem style girl’s pajama features a black polk-a-dot print on a pale pink background, accented by a black, velvet bow at the top. The pajamas have an elastic waist-band, as well as elastic at the cuffs and at the hem of the pants to create the harem look.

The boy’s pajama is a blue-stripped pajama with a finely ribbed white collar. The pajamas have an elastic waist-band.