Could you imagine being abandoned as a child? Neglected and left all alone…
No one should ever have to experience that, but Charlie did. When he was not even 5 minutes old.
Everything in life was against Charlie from the moment he was born. Charlie’s mother was unable to take care of him and left him in the hospital. He was 14 weeks premature, sick, and alone. Sadly, his story is not unique.
Someone special changed the course of Charlie’s life that day. Maria was Charlie’s midwife in the hospital and seeing him alone and unwell broke her heart, so she took him under her wing and decided to give him a home. 18 years later, Maria is Charlie’s foster mum and a real-life Angel.
They say it takes a village to raise a child, and the Foundation is grateful to be a part of Charlie’s.
Charlie was only 3 years old when he met another real-life angel, his Pyjama Angel Renee. Renee helped Charlie focus on his education – and more importantly, she boosted his confidence and his self-esteem.
These children enter the foster care system burdened by feelings of anger, resentment, and pain. If children in care don’t receive the support like Charlie, many end up homeless, in jail, and unemployed.
You can help change this. You can change the life trajectory of a child in care through a simple donation.
A gift from you today will allow a child to be taken off our waitlist and matched with a Pyjama Angel who will empower them to succeed in their learning and build their confidence.
Over the 15-year period Charlie has had the support of three different amazing Pyjama Angel mentors. They’ve all played their own part in mentoring and empowering Charlie; helping to shape the person he is today.
Charlie is the only person in his family to complete high school. Sadly, many of his biological family had no support. They all had a very unstable education or have had links with the juvenile justice system.
Charlie knew he wanted to be more than a statistic. He wanted to create change. He wants to make a difference and dreams of supporting vulnerable kids, just like himself. Charlie is now in university, studying to become a social worker.
“The Pyjama Foundation was a real constant in his life, and continues to be,” Maria, Charlie’s Foster Mum. Without support, Charlie wouldn’t be where he is today.
Please donate before 30 June to The Pyjama Foundation’s Tax Appeal and help a child in care to see a brighter future, just like Charlie.
Every child deserves the chance to succeed in life. Every child deserves a second chance. Every child deserves the chance to pursue their dreams with the help of education and a mentor who can guide them every step of the way.
This end of Financial Year we want to raise $50,000 to able to gift 50 more children the gift of a Pyjama Angel. Will you support us with a donation to help make this possible?
Donate today to transform the lives of kids in care, just like Charlie
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