Slipper joins charity's pyjama collection
Member for Fisher Peter Slipper has joined forces with The Pyjama Foundation charity and opened his office as a collection point for pyjamas for Australia's needy children.
The Pyjama Foundation's primary function is to recruit and train "Pyjama Angels" - volunteers who assist foster children with their reading skills - but the charity holds an annual pyjama drive to collect new pyjamas to distribute to children in care.
"A comfortable pair of pyjamas is something that we can very easily take for granted, but for needy children who suddenly find themselves in an unfamiliar world in foster care, a new clean pair of pyjamas can be comforting," Mr Slipper said.
"Our nights are getting noticeably colder as winter approaches, and it reminds us of the need for a good, comfortable, warm night's sleep; a nice pair of pyjamas can make all the difference in how we feel when we wake in the morning."
The Pyjama Foundation is seeking only new packaged pyjamas -- both winter and summer styles - in all sizes from 0000 to adult.
"This is a relatively simple and inexpensive way that local residents can contribute to the care of children in foster care; I ask anyone who can get involved to drop off the new pyjamas to my office at Buddina," Mr Slipper said.
The pyjama drive runs officially for six weeks, starting 1 June and finishing in mid-July; however Mr Slipper said his office is ready now to start accepting donated pyjamas.
Donated pyjamas can be dropped off from Monday to Friday, from 9am -- 5pm, at Mr Slipper's office at the Cartwright Centre, Cnr Point Cartwright Drive and Nicklin Way, Buddina.
For further information, phone 07-5444 4888.
Mr Slipper's office at the Cartwright Centre, Cnr Point Cartwright Drive and Nicklin Way, Buddina
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