27 February, 2009

the pyjama foundation's readathon

Gearing up for a term full of reading - The Pyjama Foundation's first Readathon is gathering supporters now to read ten books before the end of June, and to raise funds to enhance children's literacy development.
Register yourself or your school as a fundraiser, or donate to my campaign here. Thank you! Here's what they say online:
The Pyjama Foundation is transforming children’s lives through literacy. We are committed to giving children in care the same opportunities in life as other children. Through our volunteer 'Pyjama Angels' we deliver a read aloud program to assist children in foster and alternative care in Australia improve their literacy. Literacy is critical to a child's success in life.
Participants review in print or with a YouTube video, and an outstanding review can win a TV studio visit. The school that raises the most money will be visited by author Nick Earls and Queensland’s Australian of the Year 2009, The Pyjama Foundation’s CEO & Founder, Bronwyn Sheehan. Excellent, much?
You will read marvellous stories while in your pyjamas.
- new Australian saying.

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