Jammies in June
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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.
Thank you for warming up
Our Jammies in June campaign has ended for the year
Thanks to your generosity, 16,800 pairs of pyjamas were distributed and raised $43,632 to warm up kiwi homes!
Dr. Alekzander wants you to know, your support in warming up homes this winter was effective in reducing the number of respiratory illnesses seen in the ward and her team is so grateful!
"Gifting patients a pair of warm, colourful jammies really brightened up their stay. It was so joyous to see the huge, excited smiles on the kids' faces when they received these donations, and the families were very grateful".
- Dr Rebecca Alekzander (Kidz First paediatrician)
Thank you for your support of Jammies in June. You made the hospital a more friendly place for our tamariki coming in and makes such a difference to an otherwise really scary experience for them.