STATE Member for Gaven Dr Alex Douglas MP has thanked Gold Coasters who have donated towards his children’s pyjama drive for Queensland’s most vulnerable children.
“Everyday people from all over the Gold Coast are arriving at my office with gifts of pyjamas,” he said.
Dr Douglas is teaming up with the Pyjama Foundation to help children in care who often arrive at a foster home with little, or nothing, apart from the clothes they are wearing.
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“I’ve been over-whelmed with the huge number of pyjamas that have been brought to my office by service groups and individuals,” he said.
“Buying a new pair of pyjamas is such an everyday occurrence for many of us, but for some foster children it can make a real difference.
“I will receive pyjamas in any shape, colour or size at my office at 4/12 Ferry St, Nerang until National Pyjama day on July 18.
“I was also delighted to welcome a large number of at a morning coffee I hosted for the Pyjama Foundation.
“Stephanie from the Pyjama Foundation spoke about ways people can assist the Pyjama Foundation such as becoming a pyjama angel and be part of the Love of Learning Program which aims to improve children’s literacy and numeracy skills. “
In 2013, there were almost 40,000 children aged from birth to 17 years in foster care in Australia.