About PAK

Formed in April 2006 by parents that have children with various allergies. Our members include parents of children (from babies to young adults) with life-threatening food, latex and venom allergies. PAK, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation, has grown to over 1,000 families in Charlotte, North Carolina and the surrounding area. 

We have a variety of meetings, guest speakers, special events such as family yoga workshops, and seasonal food-free children’s events.  We have recently added a group, imPAKt, to engage our teens in various activities, i.e. field day, community service, outreach to our younger members. Our educational meetings cover topics such as research updates, asthma, and epinephrine training. 

We also host parent get togethers, advocacy projects, i.e. working with local school boards to create anaphylaxis and allergy protocols, nurses in schools, epinephrine legislation, and community education. We work with a team of Board Certified Allergists that assist us in these endeavors.  

Become a PAK member by emailing info@pakcharlotte.org and receive a free new member packet of information and be added to our closed Facebook group for PAK Charlotte Members.

PAK Mission Statement

Parents of Allergic Kids’ goal is to provide a supportive environment for parents of and the children who have serious food allergies. We want to raise awareness about the prevalence and severity of food allergies. We also want to educate parents, caregivers, professionals, and our children’s peers about safely caring for our children. Parents of Allergic Kids is not a professional or medical organization. We are a network of friends sharing information and supporting each other. The discussions, meeting minutes, handouts, speakers, agendas and other products of this group do not constitute medical and /or legal advice and should not be relied upon as such. Always discuss individual health / medical concerns with a qualified personal physician.

Meet the PAK Coordinators

Randi Eccleston has served on the PAK Board since 2014 as Vice President, Secretary, and Marketing Coordinator. Some of her duties include planning meetings and events, administrative work, and manages all of PAK’s social media accounts. Randi’s goal is two fold. She wants to engage the food allergic community with substantive meetings and events for all ages while educating the nonallergic community about the seriousness of the condition. Randi is married and the mom to two girls ages 15 and 11. Her 11 year old was diagnosed with multiple allergies.  

Jodi Stokes duties include meeting and event planning, new member engagement, website management and organizing teen events with the imPAKt crew. She is the Co-Founder and President of PAK since 2006. Jodi’s goals for PAK are to continue to support all the different ages and stages of managing anaphylactic allergies and create more awareness in our community. Jodi is the mom to two teenage boys, her youngest diagnosed with multiple allergies.