Skye’s Pledge to Help Kids in Care
Growing up in two different foster homes on the Gold Coast, 18-year-old Skye knows the uncertainty and instability that can come with living in foster care first-hand. From her experience, Skye greatly appreciates the support The Pyjama Foundation is able to provide to kids in care. After personally struggling with reading and writing during school, Skye believes that extra help from a Pyjama Angel could make a huge difference in helping children like her overcome challenges they may otherwise face alone.
“Everyone should be able to live the best life they possibly can.”
After seeing an ad for National Pyjama Day, Skye was inspired to get involved and is determined to raise awareness and money for kids in care.
“I had heard of The Pyjama Foundation when I was younger and saw an ad that reminded me of how much [Pyjama Angel’s] can help kids in foster care,” she said, “So I decided to do something good and set up a fundraising page that same day.”
Skye initially launched her National Pyjama Day fundraiser with a goal of raising $200. However, with her hard work and community support, Skye’s fundraising page has already reached over $1000! Skye is ecstatic that her fundraiser has been so successful and, although she has already smashed her goal, plans to keep raising awareness for The Pyjama Foundation in her community.
“It is easy to go down the wrong road or down the right road. For myself, I could have easily gone down the wrong road but I knew I wanted better for my life. Now, I want to help give other children the same opportunity.”
Join us for our biggest year yet when participants across Australia and internationally don their favourite pyjamas, dressing gown and slippers to ensure one more child in foster care has the potential to live their dreams. Just like Skye, you can host a Pyjama Day fundraiser anytime throughout July or August. Click here to register and learn more!