17 March 2021

May Day Appeal 2021

| Shayna Siakimotu
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May fundraising for Karinya

Karinya House are inviting you to Gala At Home, and raise funds for the May Day Appeal. Image: Supplied.

Every year in May, Karinya House celebrates the women in their community who inspire them, and they always invite their Karinya village to celebrate with them. Part of this Appeal is normally the Annual Mother’s Day Gala Dinner. This event had occurred every year since the year 2000. Last year, the 2020 Gala Dinner was postponed (due to COVID-19) and the May Day Appeal was launched, raising an astonishing (and very much needed) $62,619.


This year, Karinya House has decided to postpone the Gala Dinner again, but invites you to have your own “Gala at Home” with your own aspiring Master Chefs, during May 2021. Your menu options could include an invitation to your guests to make a small donation online to our May Day Appeal.

Karinya would love to see your “Gala at Home” set up on social media: #galaathome @karinyahouse #supportingwomen #supportinglocal #ourcommunity

Every woman who is pregnant or has a new baby, should be surrounded with the support she needs. One of the main supports is time. Karinya House invests time to support each individual woman we walk alongside.

Karinya House know that investing time early and walking alongside a woman over the long term, can have a profound impact on her and her child. Your donations demonstrate, tangibly, you believe this also.

Your support goes towards:

  • Allowing a woman to stay with Karinya House for as long as is needed.
  • Intensive support and advocacy by professionals, including a health professional, who understands how homelessness and violence impacts of pregnancy and early parenting.
  • Supporting women and their babies through and beyond a period of homelessness, ensuring housing has every opportunity to remain stable and safe.
  • Working closely with other agencies within the community, health, housing and education sectors, providing holistic care, without duplication.
  • Peer support.

This funding is the vital base allowing us to provide the time and presence of caseworkers and health professionals to journey with women at a critical time in their lives.

Donate today toward the cost of providing an individual woman a tailored, comprehensive continuum of care. Time is priceless for the part it can play in human relationships and connections.

The Details

What: May Day Appeal – Gala At Home
When: All throughout May 2021
Where: At home, online, with friends

For more information and to make a donation, visit Karinya House

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