JAMMIES IN JUNE
Every year Middlemore Foundation gives pyjamas to thousands of kids in need across South Auckland. Middlemore Foundation's work in the community has never been needed more than now and this year we are going ahead with Jammies in June to keep our most vulnerable tamariki warm through winter.
For this year's Jammies in June we are not setting a target but simply asking the New Zealand public to give what they can and together let’s do our best to give warm winter jammies to as many children in need as possible.
Thousands of kids don't have warm pyjamas to wear in winter. Together, we can change that.
How you can support Jammies in June 2020:
Purchase online from a retailer or small business and get the items shipped to us
Make a donation in lieu of a pair of pyjamas
Join in the Cold for the Cause fundraiser at home
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.
Approximately 125,000 children live in Counties Manukau;
48% of these children live in areas of high socio-economic deprivation
Jammies in June is now in its eighth year giving pyjamas, blankets, beanies, socks and slippers to children in need. In 2019, almost 27,000 pyjamas and $18,911.83 was donated by the loyal supporters and businesses in our Jammies Army.
Every winter, thousands of children go to sleep each night without warm pyjamas to combat the cold and preventable illnesses.
This year for Jammies in June we're asking you to get fundraising and go Cold for the Cause.
Cold for the Cause is a fundraising challenge to build awareness and raise funds to help keep our most vulnerable children warm and healthy through the cold winter months ahead.
Cold for the Cause challenges you to spend two cold nights without your warm winter pyjamas or heating to gain a small insight into how children under the poverty line live and to raise urgent funds to give jammies to our tamariki in need.
1. Set your goal
Set your fundraising goal - Remember every dollar counts and just $100 can buy 10 pairs of jammies for 10 kids in need!
2. Create your fundraising account and share
Create a fundraising account of your choice - We recommend using Givealittle. Share your fundraiser on social media tagging Middlemore Foundation and #ColdForTheCause.
Download Our Guide to Givealittle here
3. Start fundraising
It's time to get fundraising! Rally your troops to join the Jammies Army and donate to the cause.
4. Go Cold for the Cause
Go Cold for the Cause, document your journey and share your story tagging #ColdForTheCause - and encourage your friends to take the challenge too. Together, we can make a difference.
What size pyjamas do you need?
We need pyjamas for children aged between 0 to 18 years. Adult size pyjamas are also useful for children in their late teens.
We are low on Girls 00-1 & 8 -16 and Boys 5-7 and 12-16 although we need a little bit of everything so any sizes are welcome.
Do you accept pre-loved pyjamas?
Yes but we ask they be free from stains and tears. The pre-loved pyjamas are distributed to families in the community who are in need.
What do I do after I finish collecting pyjamas?
Can we drop off our pyjamas at Kidz First hospital and get social media and company newsletter pictures?
Once the visitor policy has been revised, we will update new information on our website.
Do I get a receipt upon making a donation?
If you are making donations, a receipt acknowledging your donation with thanks will be emailed or mailed to you. Please be sure to add your email and postal address when making the donation.
What happens with the money?
What is the target for 2020?
This year we do not have a target for Jammies in June, we are simply asking you to donate what you can. We also accept monetary donations so if you would like to opt for this option, we would be extremely grateful.
Our community need your help more than ever this year, so if you are in a position to donate it would be greatly appreciated.
A big thank you to everyone who has donated in the past and those who are donating this year, especially during this uncertain time.