Get ready! Spring Forward Family Centre is having a WEEK LONG PYJAMA PARTY!
National Pyjama Day is all about wearing your best bedtime attire to help The Pyjama Foundation raise much-needed awareness and funds for children in foster care.
Did you know over the past 10 years, the number of children in out-of-home care has risen significantly, with now more than 51,000 children in foster care in Australia. Young children up to 18 years old are removed from their original homes when they are unable to live with their families, often due to child abuse, trauma and neglect, resulting in poor health and attachments. This pool of children also has the worst educational outcomes of any group of children in Australia. Sadly, statistics show that:
- 92% of children are below the average reading level at age 7. Low levels of literacy is an indicator of poor health associated with disadvantage and a higher chance of being homeless
- 75% of children in care do not complete 12 years of school. This can have a negative impact on their work and educational outcomes
- 35% of children in care are entering the juvenile justice system
The education of disadvantaged children is an important issue near and dear to SFFC's heart, what we do and who we help.
Starting this Friday 20th July, our therapists will be wearing our jammies to the clinic all week, and we invite our Spring Forward families to participate too!
By wearing your favourite PJ’s and by making a donation, you’ll be making a difference to the lives of children in Foster Care. We will be accepting donations to the Pyjama Foundation all week for Pyjama Angels and the Love of Learning program, a volunteer program that provides children in foster care with an "angel" who will visit them once a week to read books, play educational games and work on literacy and numeracy skills!
For more information on Pyjama Day, to make a donation or to see how you can help further please don't hesitate to give us a call on (02) 4722 0891 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to see you in your PJ's very soon!