Myer pledges support for The Pyjama Foundation
Annabel Talbot, Myer’s GMM – Womenswear, Beauty, Intimates & Accessories, said the Company was thrilled to support this year Pyjama Day.
“The Pyjama Foundation does incredible work, through their Pyjama Angels, to improve the learning outcomes of young children in care, making such a positive and lasting difference to so many.
“To support their vital work, $5 from each pyjama set sold will support the valuable work the Angels do each and every day,” Ms Talbot said.
Statistics of Children in Care
Across Australia, there are more than 45,000 children in out of home care. Currently the Foundation is only reaching 1,100 of these children.
The Foundation’s Love of Learning Program works by matching a community volunteer with a child in the out of home care system.
Mrs Sheehan said the statistics surrounding children in care are heart breaking but with the support of organisations like Myer, more vulnerable children can be reached.
“We know that 35% of Year 9 students in foster care do not achieve the national minimum standard for spelling,” she said.
“One in three children do not meet the minimum national standard for reading and 40% do not meet minimum standards for numeracy.”