National Pyjama Day is all about wearing your favourite and comfiest Pyjamas or onesie to work or school to help raise funds and awareness for children in foster care.
The aim of of the day is to raise as much funds as possible for The Pyjama Foundation's Love of Learning Program which is offered to children in foster care.
Together, the mentor, called a "Pyjama Angel" and child spend time together each week (for up to an hour a week) reading, writing, and focusing on educational based games - with the goal of improving the child's learning and life trajectory.
Without support and early intervention, many children in foster care go through a cycle of disadvantage; many kids in care don't end up finishing school and can either end up homeless, unemployed, a new parent or enter the juvenile justice system.
To break this cycle of disadvantage, education is crucial - so The Pyjama Foundation's mission it to ensure as many foster kids as possible receive that one-on-one learning support that they don't often receive in a school-based setting.
Without funding, The Pyjama Foundation wouldn't be able to offer this program free to children in foster care.
National Pyjama Day is The Pyjama Foundation's biggest signature fundraiser and hundreds of organisations and schools right around Australia sign up!