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Ditch your work clothes for pyjamas this week to help kids in foster care

By Tanayah Wakefield

Moreton Bay businesses, community groups, schools and individuals are being asked to wear their favourite and comfiest pyjamas to work and in the classroom to help raise funds for children in foster care.

Friday, July 22 is the official date for National Pyjama Day, which is the Pyjama Foundation’s biggest annual fundraiser.

The not-for-profit organisation is hoping more people will register to wear their pj’s and donate ahead of the day.

Every dollar raised will go directly towards supporting the Foundation to recruit, screen and train committed volunteers who will become Pyjama Angels.

As part of the Pyjama Foundation’s Love of Learning Program, Pyjama Angels are volunteers who spend an hour a week with children living in care to improve their literacy and numeracy skills.

The Pyjama Foundation Founder and CEO Bronwyn Sheehan OAM said many vulnerable children in the foster care system are falling behind their classmates when it comes to literacy and numeracy.

“We know 35 per cent of Year 9 students in foster care do not achieve the national minimum standard for spelling,” Bronwyn said.

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