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Pyjama Day 2011

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by B Walkin (subscribe)
With a heap of writing experience under his belt, "B Walkin" resides in Brisbane and has published his first book.
Almost everyone likes wearing their pyjamas for as long as they can on most days (some more than others). So why not keep your PJ's on for a whole day and raise awareness for The Pyjama Foundation this Pyjama Day 2011?

The Pyjama Foundation is one of Australia's most loved children's charity, providing much needed help and support to vulnerable children. They continue to equip children through the Pyjama Foundation Love of Learning Program, which is a literacy-based mentoring program assisting children to reach their full potential. This is done through the help of Pyjama Angels, who are volunteers wanting to affect change in children. If you think that you can be one of these life-changing Pyjama Angels, all you have to do is fill out an online form available through the website. Once this is done, you will be contacted by a local coordinator who will give you any assistance you require. You will then be required to attend a training session, and soon thereafter you will be matched with a child. As a Pyjama Angel, you will also be given the chance to become a member of The Pyjama Foundation, as well as having access to future benefits. Please see the website for more details.

So if you think that you can raise awareness for Australia's most vulnerable children, then Pyjama Day 2011 is the day to do it. All you have to do is wear your PJ's to work, school or anywhere else for a day, as well as raising much needed funds for The Pyjama Foundation. You can register online to be part of this great event via the website. Upon registration, you will receive a free kit containing all the resources you need to promote your all-day PJ commitment. Please remember to let your sponsors at work, school or your group know that donations can be made by cash or online. The best way to do this is to ask people for a gold coin, tax deductible donation (anything $2 or above is tax deductible). For more tips on how to raise funds or become a volunteer, please visit the website.

And if you are wondering if there is anything to do to show your support after Pyjama Day, there is. There are a bunch of other ways to be involved with the Pyjama Foundation, especially in regards to the welfare of the children. An online discussion group on the website is available for volunteers to collaborate with other volunteers, and there is also a chance to be involved in any other upcoming events that the Pyjama Foundation holds in and around your area. So to raise awareness for more than 32 000 children around Australia, become part of Pyjama Day 2011. For more information, including further information on how you can be a Pyjama Angel, please visit the website.
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Why? It's a good way to show your support for Australia's most vulnerable children
When: Thursday 8th September
Where: At your school, work, or anywhere else
Cost: Free to participate
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