Approximately 125,000 tamariki live in Counties Manukau and 48% of these children live in areas of high socio-economic deprivation.
Our Kidz First hospital is gearing up for one of its most challenging winters yet with the ongoing impacts of Covid-19, low immunity and the rising cost of living hitting our community.
Our aim is that no child patient, or their siblings, need to return to Kidz First this winter. For this to happen, your support of the Jammies in June Warm Up Appeal is vital.
Jammies in June is now in its eleventh year of giving and every year, with the support of our generous donors, Middlemore Foundation gives pyjamas to thousands of kids in need across South Auckland.
Since 2011 we've donated over 81,500 pairs of jammies to keep our tamariki warm through winter, with the help of our Jammies Army made up of our incredible supporters and businesses.
Too many of the children who come to Kidz First are living in poorly ventilated, cold, and overcrowded homes - So this year, as well as distributing jammies, we are teaming up with Habitat for Humanity to get Winter Warm UP packs and items to as many whaanau as we can.
Depending on what the family need – each pack can contain jammies, blankets, hot water bottles, heaters, draught stoppers, and window seals.
Thousands of kids don't have warm pyjamas to wear in winter. Together, we can change that.
How you can support Jammies in June:
Make a donation in lieu of a pair of pyjamas
Purchase online from a retailer/small business and get the items shipped to us OR purchase jammies in-store and send them to us
Host a Jammie fundraiser
Sign up to be a drop-off point
Retailers include but are not limited to:
Farmers, The Warehouse, Postie Plus, Kmart, Cotton On, Bed Bath & Beyond and Peter Alexander.
Fundraising Event Ideas
Help us make a difference this winter.
We need your support.
Your donation will support us in giving Winter Warm UP packs to whanaau who need them and help to keep our tamariki out of hospital this year.
We know that many of our supporters organise fundraising events for Jammies in June. Here are a few ideas below: And, remember, winter goes on till at least August, so please don’t think it is important that your event is held in June!
Wear your Jammies to Work or School day – Prizes for the best Jammie ensemble! Gold coin donation
Pyjama party: An obvious one, pull out all the stops: popcorn; movies; makeovers – the only requisite: a donation to the Jammies in June Winter Warm-up appeal!
Matariki Night celebrate our new public holiday and our distinctive national identity by gathering together with family and friends and to help families with kids in hospital at this special time - better yet – wear your Jammies and sit outside to watch the night sky!
Cubicle makeover competitions – We know many of us turned our bedrooms into offices over the last few years – how about switching it and turning offices into bedrooms ?
Treasure hunt — Use an app like Actionbound to set up a treasure hunt that combines an IRL (in real life) experience with augmented reality on a device. Next level. Definitely one for the office geek squad! Better yet, do it in your Jammies!
Coffee In Pyjamas Morning Invite a bunch of friends over for a coffee morning at yours and ask them to wear their best pyjamas. Maybe someone has a fancy coffee machine, and you can be the barrister? Coffee plungers and a good old-fashioned cup of tea are just as good. You could bake some biscuits too!
Manicures And Makeovers Host a pampering event – in Jammies of-course. Charge a fee for your services