Help a foster child achieve their dreams

Every dollar raised goes directly to The Pyjama Foundation's Love of Learning mentoring Program.

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Enables The Pyjama Foundation to provide brand new books to children in care.
$60
Secures new educational resources for children in care including learning activities, games, puzzles and more.
$100
Helps The Pyjama Foundation to provide two training kits for two Pyjama Angel mentors (a vital starter kit they need to become a volunteer).
$1,000
Provides a child in care with their very own Pyjama Angel mentor who will visit each week, igniting a love for learning and empower them with life skills and confidence to achieve their dreams.
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Every hour, 2 children enter the foster care system in Australia.

It’s hard to imagine the trauma a child goes through when they enter the foster care system. These children, are removed from their original homes for their own health and safety.

Many 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.

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.

Volunteer 'Pyjama Angel' mentors provide one-on-one support to children in care by visiting them once a week to empower them with learning, life skills and confidence to reach their full potential.

Our Impact

1,300

Children supported every week

98%

of volunteer mentors reported a positive relationship with the child they support.

2,000,000

Number of books read to children

80%

of foster carers report significant improvement in their child since Pyjama Angel commenced their visits.

“The more healthy relationships a child has, the more likely they will be to change and recover from trauma and thrive. Relationships are the agents of change and the most powerful therapy is human love.”

Dr Bruce Perry M.D. Ph.D

Leading Child Trauma Psychiatrist

How my Pyjama Angel changed my life

In their 16-year friendship, Jenny and Ashley have conquered challenges, especially Ashley, who was born with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.

Born into a world where milestones seemed unreachable, Ashley's journey epitomises resilience, fueled by Jenny's (his Pyjama Angel) unflappable support.

Despite obstacles, Jenny, nurtured his strengths and instilled confidence and vital skills. Jenny's focus on alternative paths helped transformed Ashley into a kind and empathetic young man. Their friendship, now resembles extended family.

Jenny's commitment to Ashley's growth persisted into adulthood, overcoming challenges together. These days, you will find them every week building vital life skills like learning how to shop, how to cook and write resumes.

Their journey reflects the power of mentorship, demonstrating that with dedicated support, one can overcome obstacles and thrive.

Testimonials

"A Pyjama Angel makes a child feel special. They bring fun and laughter into a child’s life without stress or hidden agenda.

They communicate with a child and make them feel safe. I have no hesitation in recommending this program to other carers. All children should have a Pyjama Angel. "

– Foster Carer

“I personally think that Sarah has helped me through my most difficult phases of high school and only wants the best for me. I owe all of my academic success to her and she's greatly impacted my life. I am extremely grateful to both her and Grandad, and I know that when I go to her for advice, I'm in good hands. There isn't anything I can think of that Sarah would have to improve on.”

– Leila, 15 (Love of Learning Program Recipient)

 

"Being a Pyjama Angel has become one of the most rewarding things I've done with my life to date. It's now part of my identity. I have personally gained more from this organisation than I ever thought I would. The relationship I have with both my little cherub and her carers is so special to me."

– Pyjama Angel

“I feel extra happy in my heart when he visits me. He is always kind to me and we are always happy. I always have lots of fun reading. I like reading a lot!”

– Max, 7 (Love of Learning Program Recipient)

 

Thank you to our generous donors

  • Jessica Robinson just donated $31.65
  • sarah turner just donated $1,000
  • Anonymous just donated $20.90
  • Desleigh Faragher just donated $1,020
  • Megan just donated $200
  • Wellness Embodied just donated $101
  • Lily Alford, St Margaret's Anglican Girls School just donated $500
  • Anonymous just donated $42
  • PAUL just donated $32.25
  • Jill Ehlers just donated $369.25
  • Oh My Frankie just donated $26.38
  • Samantha Birrell just donated $31.65
  • Stephanie Forsyth just donated $36.08
  • Speech Language Learning Centre, Westmead just donated $600
  • Carine Brown just donated $25
  • KTC Education and Day Care Centre just donated $170
  • Clifton Adams just donated $63.30
  • Anonymous just donated $100
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  • Anonymous just donated $121

Jessica Robinson

3h ago
$32

sarah turner

10h ago
$1,000

Anonymous

3d ago
$21

Desleigh Faragher

4d ago
$1.02k

Megan

5d ago
$200

Wellness Embodied

6d ago
$101

Lily Alford, St Margaret's Anglican Girls School

Donation made on behalf of Lily Alford, St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School.

6d ago
$500

Anonymous

6d ago
$42

PAUL BAILEY

6d ago
$32

Jill Ehlers

These proceeds are from a fund raising venture I have started and hope to donate more in the future. Jill

7d ago
$369