Bankers don PJs for charity
COMMONWEALTH Bank staff in Childers will wear their pyjamas to work on Friday to show support for The Pyjama Foundation’s work with children in foster care.
Branch staff are looking forward to staying comfy all day in their PJs and will holdg a raffle to raise money for this great cause.
Pyjama Foundation Pens are also available for sale in the branch and will remain on sale until the end of July.
Pyjama Day brings much-needed attention to the important work of The Pyjama Foundation, which offers a one-on-one mentoring program to children in foster care who desperately need assistance with reading, writing and building confidence.
Sadly, there are more than 46,000 Australian Children currently living in foster care.
Research shows that 75% of children in care do not finish school. The Pyjama Foundation literacy and numeracy programs are designed to try and reverse this trend.
Branch manager Debbie Neilsonsaid it could feel a little strange staying in pyjamas during a work day.
“We are delighted to support this amazing foundation and the work they do with kids in foster care,” she said.
“We hope the local community get behind this great cause by coming into the branch and making a donation."
The Pyjama Foundation founder and executive director, Bronwyn Sheehan, said offering mentors to help children with their homework, literacy and numeracy was helping them to get a step closer to achieving their dreams and she was surrounded by fantastic, dedicated volunteers.