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Innisfail hosts fifth annual Pyjama Day to help foster kids achieve BIG dreams

9/July/2021
Staff at the Innisfail CommBank branch at a previous Pyjama Day when they wore their sleepwear to work.

INNISFAIL’s CommBank employees are extending an invitation to local businesses and the wider community to dress in their favourite pyjamas for the fifth annual Pyjama Day on Friday, July 23. 

This event raises funds for the Pyjama Foundation, which helps children in foster care.

Everyone who participates on the day goes into the draw to win some great prizes.

CommBank Manager, Margaret Milani said “The CommBank team in Innisfail are delighted to support this amazing Foundation and the work they do with kids in foster care. We hope the local community will support this great cause by wearing their PJs to work.”

Pyjama Day highlights 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 self-confidence.

Pyjama Angels do not have to be teachers or have had children of their own. 

Our volunteers come from all walks of life but the one thing they have in common is a love of learning, as well as a desire to be a caring and, most importantly, a reliable and consistent presence in the life of a young person. 

Volunteers spend about an hour a week visiting with their child, reading books, playing educational games, and helping with homework. 

They also partake in other activities suited to the child, to help engage them in learning in a fun way, with the aim of inspiring a genuine love of learning.

Any individuals or businesses that would like to be part of Pyjama Day can visit Margaret and her friendly team at the Innisfail branch of the Commonwealth Bank.

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