Ever dreamt of staying in your PJ’s all day long?
Well now you can! National Pyjama Day is the perfect excuse to stay in your comfy Pyjamas all day long, while making an impact for disadvantaged children.
Registrations are now open at www.thepyjamafoundation.com/nationalpyjamaday for The Pyjama Foundation’s largest annual fundraiser held on Friday 22 July 2016.
National Pyjama Day helps to raise much-needed awareness and funds for children in Australia’s foster care system.
Founder of The Pyjama Foundation, Bronwyn Sheehan says the number of foster children is continuing to grow every year and without extra support, empowerment and encouragement, many of the children’s futures will be compromised.
“Currently there are more than 43,000 children in foster care, and statistics show that approximately 32,250 of these children will not complete high school,” Bronwyn said.
“Many children in care bounce from home to home, and to difference schools which greatly hinders their learning.”
“At The Pyjama Foundation we screen, train and recruit volunteer mentors, and then carefully match them with a child in care. Together, they focus on learning-based activities and games, with the aim of improving the child’s educational outcomes and confidence.”
Funds raised from the event goes towards the recruitment and training of more Pyjama Angels as well as learning resources including books, puzzles and educational games.
In 2015, 55,000 participants donned their Pyjamas and raised a total $75,000.
This year The Pyjama Foundation aims to raise $100,000 to help children in need receive the educational support they urgently need.
To get involved, visit: www.thepyjamafoundation.com/nationalpyjamaday
With your support, together, we will be able to reach more vulnerable children in care and help them achieve a better and brighter future.