Customer service librarian Tara Webb and library assistant Bree Rochford at the Hervey Bay Library which is a drop-off point for the Pyjama Foundation pyjama drive.
Customer service librarian Tara Webb and library assistant Bree Rochford at the Hervey Bay Library which is a drop-off point for the Pyjama Foundation pyjama drive. Valerie Horton

Drop off new pyjamas at library to help foster kids

FROM fluffy to funky, frilly or cuddly, everyone loves to snuggle up in a nice new pair of pyjamas - especially during the cold winter months.

This year libraries in Maryborough and Hervey Bay are once again acting as a drop-off point for the Pyjama Foundation's Pyjama Drive on the Fraser Coast.

All the pyjamas will be donated to foster children.

George Seymour, councillor for community, heritage and family services, said more than 37,000 children were in foster care in Australia, a figure which has doubled in the past decade.

"Often children enter care with little or no belongings other than the clothes they are wearing," he said.

"We are asking the Fraser Coast community to help us bring the children a little comfort with some brand new pyjamas."

"During July, we have been collecting brand new pyjamas, for girls and boys, in summer and winter styles, from sizes 00000 to adult."

He said the collection was for new night clothes only.

"The children often receive second-hand clothing ... we want to give them something brand new," he said.



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