National Pyjama Day
National Pyjama Day is all about wearing your favourite pyjamas to work or school (and everywhere in-between!) to help raise funds and awareness for children in foster care.
This year, National Pyjama Day falls on Friday 21 July 2023 but you are welcome to host your day anytime throughout July-September.
The aim of the day is to raise as much funds as possible for The Pyjama Foundation's Love of Learning Program which is offered to children in foster care - Australia's lowest performing educational group.
When you register for Pyjama Day, you will receive a FREE host kit - including: posters, balloons, bunting, stickers and so much more! It doesn't cost a cent to register; we just ask that all registrants raise funds (every cent counts!)
The Pyjama Foundation
The Pyjama Foundation was founded in 2004 to give children in foster care the opportunity to change the direction of their lives with learning, life skills, and confidence.
Alarmed at the statistics highlighting poor literacy and numeracy levels of children in care, and how this contributes to a lifetime of disadvantage, founder Bronwyn Sheehan OAM made the decision to offer hope and a more positive outlook for these children.
Through a simple program known as the Love of Learning Program, volunteers called Pyjama Angels are matched with a child in care, and spend just one hour a week focusing on learning based activities.
The Love of Learning Program
The Love of Learning Program is the only service of its kind supporting children in care with evidence-based literacy and numeracy programs in the out-of-school environment in Australia.
Volunteers, known as ‘Pyjama Angels’, are screened, trained, recruited, and then matched with a child in out of home care. Together, they spend an hour a week reading books aloud, playing educational games and engaging in fun activities. A Pyjama Angels role is to provide consistent love and support, and most importantly, instil a love of learning in children.
Pyjama Angels give children in care the chance to find their wings and reach their life potential, despite a fragile start.