We decided on child care in the Perth area as a business and a career because we love children. It is wonderfully fulfilling that we are able to make a difference in children’s lives. Another way to make a difference in the lives of children who aren’t as fortunate as those who come to Cuddles Childcare Centres is to participate in National Pyjama Day.
What is National Pyjama Day?
National Pyjama Day is the major fundraising day of a group called the Pyjama Foundation. The Pyjama Foundation raises funds to help children who are in foster care. As many as 30,000 people across Australia are expected to participate in National Pyjama Day by wearing their pyjamas to help raise funds.
The Pyjama Foundation’s main goal is to improve educational outcomes for foster children. The funds are used to provide foster children with access to more learning skills and funding for educational resources. National Pyjama Day started in 2011 and 2016 is expected to have the most participation yet, with thousands of businesses, childcare centres and schools expected to have fundraising “pyjama parties.”
The Pyjama Angels
A major portion of the funds goes to support their mentoring program called the Pyjama Angels. Volunteer “Pyjama Angels” volunteer 1.5 hours a week on each child to play learning games, brush up on numeracy skills and read books.
How You Can Help
There are two ways you can help. The first is to donate. The second is to wear your Pyjamas to raise awareness for National Pyjama Day. This encourages others to donate.
Why We Love National Pyjama Day
Even if you’re a single mom, your child has the stability of living with one natural parent. There is nothing on this earth like the love of a parent for a child. Foster children aren’t that lucky. For whatever reason, they don’t have that stability.
The Pyjama Angels try to provide a modicum of stability and mentorship. Even one volunteer, an hour and a half a week, can make a huge difference in a child’s life.
To learn more, contact your nearest Cuddles Childcare Centre in the Perth area.