Did you know that there are now close to 40 000 kids in foster care in Australia ?
There is a strong link between low literacy levels and homelessness, poverty and incarceration. Statistics show that children in care have significantly lower literacy levels that their peers.
With research indicating that even small improvements in literacy lead to positive effects in a person’s life, The Pyjama Foundation is currently mentoring over 1000 children in foster care.
The Pyjama Foundation’s Love of Learning Program aims to break this cycle of disadvantage by providing volunteer mentors – Pyjama Angels – who visit the children in our program once a week to empower the children with literacy and numeracy.
Pyjama Day is on Friday 21 June 2013 – thats right, you get to stay in your Pyjamas ALL DAY LONG!
The Pyjama Foundation are looking for businesses, schools and individuals to wear their pyjama’s for the day, and raise money for Australian foster kids. Register here.
The Pyjama Foundation are also trying to break a Guinness World Record, and urgently need your help. They are organising the world’s BIGGEST Pyjama Party at Movie World on 21 June 2013. The Pyjama Party will have Movie World exclusively from 6.30 – 10.30pm. The record to beat is the most number of people in the one location in their Pyjama’s – the record stands at only 400 people, so please sign up and join in for this very worthy cause!
The goal is to sell 4000 tickets, which are only $35 per person, which will equal $100, 000 which is the amount of Government Funding, The Pyjama Foundation lost last year. Buy your tickets here.
Click here to read my blog about Pyjama Day from last year….