TPJF

 

The Pyjama Foundation needs your help this National Pyjama Day, Friday, 17 July 2015 to raise funds for the increasing number of children in foster care in Australia.

Currently there are 43,000 children in foster care and research indicates that more than 75 per cent of these children will not complete high school due to falling behind academically. 

National Pyjama Day is The Pyjama Foundation’s biggest annual fundraising event and aims to raise $150,000 this July to continue to empower the lives of children in foster care with learning, life skills and confidence to change the direction of their life. 

Register online today to support The Pyjama Foundation’s important work. You will receive a kit including stickers, ideas to make your work/school day more interesting and posters to put on display.

The Pyjama Foundation’s founder and CEO, Bronwyn Sheehan says this National Pyjama Day is going to be the biggest and best in their ten year history.

“Hundreds of Australians have already locked in July 17 into their calendar because it’s not only for a good cause but makes a normal working day extraordinary and quirky.

“Schools, recreational clubs and local businesses all get involved to give back to our community’s most vulnerable children,” she said.

All donations and funding goes to providing foster children their very own special ‘Pyjama Angel’ – volunteers who support, mentor and encourage children to find their own wings, by reading books aloud, playing educational games and helping with school work.

The Pyjama Foundation is the only service of its type supporting children in care with evidence based literacy and numeracy programs in the out-of-school environment in Australia.

Individuals, schools, corporations, local businesses and community groups are encouraged to get involved in National Pyjama Day by fundraising, donating or volunteering.

 Media contact:

Carina Nguyen 07 3256 8802 or 0403 720 726 or events@thepyjamafoundation.com