JAMMIES IN JUNE
Jammies in June was established by Middlemore Foundation in June 2013 because too many kids in the Counties Manukau catchment were getting sick during the cold winter months.
The kids were being admitted to Kidz First hospital with preventable illnesses such as Acute Rheumatic Fever, a disease usually only found in third world countries but prevalent in Counties Manukau.
Approximately 125,000 children live in Counties Manukau; 54 percent of these children live in areas of high socio-economic deprivation.
Jammies in June is now in its 8th year and has many loyal businesses and individuals supporting it each year. In 2019, almost 27,000 pyjamas and $18,911.83 was donated.
Each year the campaign is gaining more and more momentum, businesses and individuals now also donate money when they are unable to donate pyjamas. This monetary donation is used to buy more of those pyjamas in high demand. Blankets, socks and slippers are also bought with the donated money and distributed to the children.
Donate new flannelette pyjamas, host a fundraiser or make a monetary donation and we will purchase the pyjamas for you.
Become an official drop-off point in your local community. To become a drop-off point, please contact us.
When donating, please remember to include your name, postal address, email address and contact number so we can send a letter of appreciation.
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?
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 2019?
Can Middlemore Foundation collect the pyjamas from us?
As we are a very small team and in our peak season of pyjama deliveries we are busy distributing the pyjamas out to many children in need. Unfortunately, we are unable to collect pyjamas from your organisation. We apologise for any inconvenience.
You are welcome to drop off to your nearest drop-off point or send them to us via courier.