Studies have shown us that children and young people living in out-of-home care are at higher risk of experiencing extreme disadvantage including socio-economic disadvantage, trauma, and poorer mental and physical health compared to the general population.
Many suffer from low self-esteem, low self-efficacy, behavioural and emotional problems, as well as difficulty bonding with others. Without support and intervention, these outcomes are likely to continue into adulthood.
Our Pyjama Angels are very special individuals who give their time and love to children who so desperately need it. The main purpose for Pyjama Angels are to empower children in care with learning, life skills and confidence so they can achieve their goals.
Whilst our Pyjama Angels are selfless, volunteering their time and their love to children who truly need it, there is still a significant financial cost to making this possible.
There is major cost to our Foundation to recruit, screen, train and support each of these life-changing Pyjama Angels. It costs The Pyjama Foundation $1000 to be able to recruit, screen, train and match a volunteer Pyjama Angel.
All funds raised during our Christmas Appeal will go towards gifting children in care their own special Pyjama Angel who they have been desperately waiting for.