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Healthy & Fun Food Activities for Kids!

We’ve found some super fun ways to use healthy food in creative ways for your next weekly visit. These easy and fun healthy food activities are a great way to use food with your child. Not to worry, these ideas use things you most likely already have lying around. We believe these fun food ideas […]

Do it in your PJ’s

Do you want to support The Pyjama Foundation but you’re tired of all the basic fundraising techniques? Do you want to try your hand at something new and fun while getting your friends together to raise money for a good cause? While we do have National Pyjama Day coming up on July 19th, we do […]

Letting creative flare thrive! Arts & crafts for every age

Nurturing your special little ones’ creative spirit is especially important. We’ve found some super fun craft ideas that you can do on your next weekly visit with them to spark imagination and creative play. Don’t worry, we’ve made sure these ideas use things you probably have lying around at home – that means no special […]

Find your Calling this National Volunteer Week

For not-for-profits, the hours given by dedicated volunteers are quite often a large part of their success. It’s because of the hard work of selfless people who make a commitment to change a life which allow children in foster care to believe in themselves and their dreams. This National Volunteer Week, there are so many […]

Inspiring your little scientists: experiments for every age group

We all know our special little ones are creative little geniuses. They’re always experimenting with something so we’ve found some pretty mind-blowing and hands-on science experiments that you can do on your weekly visit with them. Best of all, they all use things you probably have lying around at home. We feel these super-easy science […]

Carers influential in allowing kids in care reach full potential

Eight years ago, foster carer Penny Hallett’s desire for equal opportunities for all children saw her dedicate her life to providing care. Inspired by her experience as a volunteer for The Pyjama Foundation, Penny and her husband began to explore the idea of becoming foster carers. In 2008, Penny’s journey began when she was matched […]

Townsville volunteer helps preppie soar

Back to school after the holiday break can be a terrifying time for many children, particularly those in the foster care system. But thanks to dedicated Townsville Pyjama Angel volunteer Robyn Narratone one child’s experience has been far more positive. Lexi* was just two-years-old when Robyn was first matched as her Pyjama Angel. Fast forward […]

Meet Mel Clack – Ipswich New Coordinator

    We sat down with our new Ipswich Coordinator, Mel Clack, to find out why she chose to join The Pyjama Foundation’s team (family), and to know what drives her, and other fun little tidbits!   Why did you apply for the role of ‘Ipswich Coordinator’? I have always had a passion for helping […]

Foster carers empowered with unique training

In Australia, there are more than 48,000 children in the foster care system and of this number, approximately 75 per cent won’t finish high school. The reality is many of these children may have never felt a sense of love and support in their lives, leaving it up to their carers to put the pieces […]