Dedicated staff, families and students from Beerwah State School have raised an impressive $500 worth of donations for the Pyjama Foundation’s annual PJ Drive.
It comes as Member for Caloundra Mark McArdle opened his doors during June and July as a collection point for people to donate PJs for children in foster care and called on local groups to dig deep to help those in need.
Beerwah State School responded by holding a gold coin ‘Wear your PJs to school day.’
“The response we have had to this drive has been nothing short of amazing,” Mr McArdle said.
“I congratulate and thank Beerwah State School for their generous donation and the overwhelming support we have received from the local community.”
Beerwah State School Principal Michelle McCabe said the school was happy to assist with the drive.
“It really is such a great cause,” she said.
Year 6 student Sampson said his principal had “great taste in onesies”, while fellow Year 6 student Chelsea said she was thrilled to be able to participate in the drive.
“It was wonderful to be able to assist children in care,” she said.
The Pyjama Foundation’s drive aims to provide a comfy pair of pyjamas for children who often go into foster care with next to nothing.
Department of Communities statistics show for the year ending December 2013 there were 1098 children living in foster care in the North Coast region, and 8556 for the whole of Queensland.