Will you be someone they can count on?

You can brighten the world of a foster child

Become a volunteer Pyjama Angel today

Why we exist 

We provide children and young people in foster care the opportunity to change the direction of their lives with learning, life skills and confidence.

Through our Love of Learning program, volunteers called 'Pyjama Angels' are recruited, screened, trained and then matched with a child in care and spend time with them once a week, focusing on learning-based activities. Pyjama Angels read books aloud with their child, play educational games and help children with their homework.

Most importantly, the volunteers give foster children a chance to reach their life potential, despite a fragile start

Children in care have the lowest education outcomes nationally. By improving their learning skills, we are making a positive, life-long impact.

How we help

Love of Learning

We provide one-on-one mentoring programs for children and young people in care, with the goal of empowering them to reach their full potential.

Our Impact

Since 2004, we have been working to break the cycle of disadvantage and to positively impact the inequitable life trajectories for children and young people from an out of home care background.

Our News and Stories

Keep up to date with our latest news, blogs and stories. From inspiring Pyjama Angel stories, through to powerful case studies.

How you can help

Make a Donation

Make a tax-deductible donation to ensure a child on our waitlist receives a Pyjama Angel that they're eagerly waiting for. 

You can make a difference in the lives of young people just like Emily. Who has felt the benefits of having a Pyjama Angel since she was 12 years old, and since becoming a new mum at 20, has requested for her baby girl Harper to have her own Pyjama Angel. 

Your donation will power our Love of Learning and Teen Life Skills mentoring Programs, enabling us to recruit, screen, and train Pyjama Angels- compassionate and kind individuals. These resilient yet vulnerable children will benefit incredibly from the guidance, support and kindness of their own mentor. 

Donate today and help kids like Emily have the best possible chance of achieving their dreams, despite their fragile start. 

Pyjama Angel Mentoring foster child

Become a mentor

We believe in empowering children and young people in foster care to rewrite their futures. You can be the catalyst for this transformation by volunteering as a Pyjama Angel mentor.

As a Pyjama Angel, you will be trained and matched with a foster child. Your commitment? Just one day a week to ignite their potential through learning-based activities.

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Register for National Pyjama Day 2024

Join us for National Pyjama Day and get comfy for a cause. The day is all about wearing your favourite pair of PJs to help raise much-needed awareness and funds for children in foster care.

You can host Pyjama Day at school or work anytime throughout July and August. So slip into your favourite PJs, make a donation, and get your friends/colleagues involved! Sign up to receive a FREE host kit.

Host your own Fundraiser

There are many ways you can support The Pyjama Foundation and hosting your own fundraiser is one of them!

Whether you have an upcoming birthday, or marathon you're about to run, you can create your own Fundraising Page to show your support for children and young people living in foster care. Learn more today!

Our Impact


Children and young people supported every week


Number children and young people mentored since inception


Hours of support provided to children in care annually

Helping kids in foster care

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