Brighten a child’s life this Christmas

Gift a child in care their very own life-changing Pyjama Angel who will mentor and empower them to reach their full potential.

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$34
Will go towards training kits and activities to improve our training sessions with new volunteer mentors.
$50
Allows us to provide books, games and educational resources to children in care.
$105
Assists in training and matching a community mentor called a ‘Pyjama Angel’ with a child to empower them with learning, life skills and confidence.
$250
Will allow our Pyjama Angels to receive ongoing support during their placements including access to the 9am – 5pm volunteer help line.
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Made possible by our incredible Christmas Partners:

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  • Danny Peel just donated $52.75
  • Wilmari Nel just donated $4,000
  • Anonymous just donated $52.25
  • Claire Reynish just donated $211
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  • Lauren Johnson just donated $94.95
  • Shane Kerr just donated $35
  • SAI real estate group just donated $263.75
  • Anonymous just donated $110.78
  • Lyndsay Barnsdall just donated $1,020
  • Bekki just donated $10.55
  • Berni Lowden just donated $10.55
  • Billjo Pty Ltd just donated $1,020
  • Anonymous just donated $100
  • Paul Mawdsley just donated $100
  • Robbie Nemeth just donated $100
  • Nayan Patel just donated $100
  • Enock Sithole just donated $100

Give Jack the ultimate gift of Love

At just six years old, Jack has experienced more than an average child. 

If you look back on your own childhood, at six years old, you most likely would have been playing freely, without a care in the world.

But that’s not Jack’s reality. 

His childhood consists of moving to different homes and different schools. His childhood has been marked in ways that leaves him with nightmares.  

All children need stability, they need consistency, support, and most of all, they need love. They need our love.  

This Christmas you can give Jack, and kids just like Jack the ultimate gift of love and education.

You can give him the gift of a Pyjama Angel, someone who will visit him every week and provide him the care, support and love he needs, on your behalf. 

This special Pyjama Angel’s mission will be to be his companion, his friend and offer him the stability he needs. It will be someone he will grow to trust and will be able to turn to safely when he needs to talk to someone or needs help with his homework. 

Meet some of the children waiting to be matched with a Pyjama Angel mentor

Jack, aged 6 (Logan, QLD)

Loves dinosaurs and looking at picture books

Audrey, aged 6 (Townsville, QLD)

Loves Minecraft, lego, puzzles, arts and craft

Billy, aged 8 (Toowoomba, QLD)

Loves riding his bike, camping and Nintendo

Daniel, aged 13 (Central QLD)

Likes Lego, construction and origami

Bella, aged 10 (Sydney, NSW)

Loves to cook, bake, read and play games

David, 8 years old (Townsville, QLD)

Lives and breathes football

Timmy, aged 4 (Gold Coast, QLD)

He just LOVES tools!

Tommy, 2 years old (Shepparton, VIC)

Enjoys Paw Patrol and toys that make noises

Zoe, aged 15 years (Ipswich, QLD)

Adores reading, drawing, anime, drawing and book stores

Kim, 9 years old (Mackay, QLD)

Loves the outdoors, arts and crafts, colouring in, music, and dancing

 ** Children's names have been changed to protect their identities. 

You can brighten their world by gifting them their very own special Pyjama Angel mentor.

For every $1500 raised a child will be gifted their own Angel this Christmas.

$144,087 raised

$150,000 Goal

$144,087 raised

$150,000 Goal

Our Incredible Christmas Matching Partners

CGC is a civil engineering company based in Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast that specialises in geotechnical services for transport and civil infrastructure. CGC is Australia’s only certified engineering social enterprise, with a mission to improve learning opportunities for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Direct Connect is the largest moving services company in Australia, moving renters and homeowners across the country. Their expert team is Australian based, so they can help you move just about anywhere – whether it’s to the next suburb or interstate.

Office Product Depot are your office supply heroes! They are a network of independently owned and operated local office supply stores. They provide excellent prices and a diverse product range, contributing to community well-being and making a meaningful difference beyond office supplies.

Office National is your local, community-focused source for business supplies. Independently owned, they unite for great prices and variety, supporting The Pyjama Foundation for a positive impact beyond office needs.

In the spirit of the season, our amazing Christmas Matching Partners have united to create a donation pool totaling $45,000. For a limited time, every donation will be doubled, up to the sum of $45,000, unless this cap is reached before the deadline.

Thank you to our generous and kind supporters!

Anonymous

151d ago
$250

Anonymous

165d ago
$2

Danny Peel

165d ago
$53

Wilmari Nel

168d ago
$4k

Matched Donation

Donation matched by CGC, Direct Connect, Office National and Office Products Depot.

168d ago
$4k

Anonymous

172d ago
$52

Matched Donation

Donation matched by CGC, Direct Connect, Office National and Office Products Depot.

172d ago
$52

Claire Reynish

175d ago
$211

Matched Donation

Donation matched by CGC, Direct Connect, Office National and Office Products Depot.

175d ago
$211

Anonymous

176d ago
$54

Matched Donation

Donation matched by CGC, Direct Connect, Office National and Office Products Depot.

176d ago
$54

Lauren Johnson

Merry Christmas

176d ago
$95

Matched Donation

Donation matched by CGC, Direct Connect, Office National and Office Products Depot.

176d ago
$95

Shane Kerr

176d ago
$35

Matched Donation

Donation matched by CGC, Direct Connect, Office National and Office Products Depot.

176d ago
$35

SAI real estate group

177d ago
$264

Matched Donation

Donation matched by CGC, Direct Connect, Office National and Office Products Depot.

177d ago
$264

Anonymous

Thank you and Merry Christmas :)

178d ago
$111

Matched Donation

Donation matched by CGC, Direct Connect, Office National and Office Products Depot.

178d ago
$111

Lyndsay Barnsdall

Merry Christmas

178d ago
$1.02k

Frequently Asked Questions

Where does the money raised go?

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Funds raised from our Christmas Appeal will go towards the screening, recruiting and matching of volunteer mentor 'Pyjama Angels' with a child in care.

Pyjama Angels support children in care by reading aloud with them, playing educational games, focus on literacy, numeracy, life skills and so much more. 

Money raised also goes towards providing kids in care with new learning resources including books, games, and puzzles. 

Why should I donate this Christmas?

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Every hour, 2 vulnerable children enter the foster care system in Australia.

Many of these children have experienced trauma, neglect and instability at a young age.

It impacts their confidence, their ability to trust others, and their core foundation for learning.

Without early intervention and a strong support system, children in care are at a greater risk of following the cycle of disadvantage. 

By donating this Christmas, The Pyjama Foundation is hoping to gift at least 80 children their own special Pyjama Angel mentor to support them through the new year. 

Why are you requesting for postcodes? Will I receive anything in the mail?

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As part of our impact reporting we collect postcodes to track which areas support is coming from.

You will not receive anything in the mail from us.

All tax receipts will be emailed to you automatically.

What does "Gift Matching" mean?

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When you donate to our Christmas Appeal on our Matching Day, your donation is given the chance to make DOUBLE the impact thanks to our generous Christmas Partners, Direct Connect, CGC, Office Products Depot and Office National.

For example, when you donate $5 to The Pyjama Foundation, every $1 will be matched by $1 – meaning your $10 donation becomes $20.

You are given the opportunity to do TWICE as much to help kids in foster care - thanks to these amazing Christmas Partners. 

What does The Pyjama Foundation do?

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The Pyjama Foundation was created to provide children in care with a world full of unlimited opportunity, to create positive relationships, and instil a love of learning.

At The Pyjama Foundation, we provide children in foster care the opportunity to change the direction of their lives with learning, life skills and confidence.

Through our Love of Learning Program, volunteer mentors 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, The Pyjama Foundation is making a positive, life-long impact.

Is my donation tax-deductible?

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Yes, it sure is!All donations over the amount of $2 is tax deductible.

When you donate, you will automically receive a tax receipt. If you haven't received one, please contact our team via donate@thepyjamafoundation.com