Bankers don PJs for char­ity

Isis Town and Country - - News -

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.

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