Why you should stay in your pyjamas on Friday
NEED a reason to stay in your PJs all day on Friday?
Look no further - not only will could be extra snug and comfy, you will also be supporting an organisation that helps vulnerable Queensland children.
Minister for Child Safety Di Farmer is challenging all Queenslanders to stay in their pyjamas on Friday to support The Pyjama Foundation .
"This organisation and its team of volunteers work so hard with vulnerable children in our communities, sharing their love of learning and reading with children in care," Ms Farmer said.
"Pyjama Day is such an easy way to support them and help pass on your own love of learning.
"It couldn't be easier, or comfier. All you have to do is keep your pyjamas on for the day and make a donation - big or small - to The Pyjama Foundation."
Ms Farmer said all funds raised helped encourage children to read, and helped the foundation to recruit, train and support Pyjama Angels who visit children in foster and kinship care.
"These volunteers give up their own time to help children with reading, literacy and other skills, and by doing this they are really fostering a love of learning," Ms Farmer said.
"We want every child in Queensland to have equal opportunities and a bright future, and the work of the Pyjama Angels is helping us achieve this."
The Pyjama Foundation founder Bronwyn Sheehan said children in care needed extra support and empowerment to help them towards a brighter future.
"Last year we had 120,000 participants who kept their pyjamas on for the day, raising a whopping $256,000," she said.
"This year we would love to see even more people take part and help us make 2019 our biggest year yet.
"As our largest fundraising campaign in the year, these donations are absolutely crucial in allowing us to continue bringing many more Pyjama Angel volunteers into the lives of children in care."
Funds raised from Pyjama Day will go towards the recruitment and training of more Pyjama Angels as well as learning resources for the children including books, puzzles and educational games.
To get involved in National Pyjama Day click here.