Flex your brain for kids in foster care
TRIVIA fanatics will rejoice this March, as The Pyjama Foundation hosts its annual Battle of the Brains trivia event on the Sunshine Coast.
The Pyjama Foundation’s Sunshine Coast co-ordinator, Kate Morris, said she believed in the power of her close-knit community to come together and support children in the foster care system through this exciting fundraising event.
“Kids just need that one person who shows them that they’re worth worrying about and helps them realise their true value and worth,” she said.
“Our program helps instil a drive for learning within kids, which can change their whole outlook on life.
“Funds raised from out trivia event will directly support our Program and help is to recruit, screen and train many more Pyjama Angels.”
The Pyjama Foundation currently supports more than 1400 children in care through their Love of Learning program by providing them with their own special Pyjama Angel.
Pyjama Angels are committed community volunteers who are recruited, screened and trained before being matched with a child in the foster care system.
Together they play educational games, read books aloud and build a positive relationship ultimately helping change the direction of the child’s life by improving learning outcomes, life skills and confidence.
Foundation CEO and Founder Bronwyn Sheehan explained the difference the program makes to the lives of children in care.
“Through the Love of Learning program children in care are given the opportunity to form healthy adult relationships, gain improved educational success and increase their confidence,” she said.
“These skills assist them to grow and change the direction of their life.”
The continuation of the Love of Learning program is not cheap, costing the Foundation upwards of $500 to recruit, screen and train each Pyjama Angel volunteer.
In order to support this cost, The Pyjama Foundation will be holding their annual Battle of the Brains Trivia event at the Maroochy RSL on Friday, March 13.
This event is all about coming together with your nearest and dearest and going head to head in a fun-filled evening of trivia, to raise vital funds for children in the foster care system.
To purchase a ticket, please visit https://thepyjamafoundation.com/events/trivia-night/ or to find out more about supporting The Pyjama Foundation, please click here.