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The 2022 Mercy Walk for Women

Every dollar raised will make a big, life-changing difference.

Join the Karinya Village this year for the 10th annual Mercy Walk for Women – Online and across the Canberra Region. This life changing event continues to grow year on year, and we are grateful to every single person who joins us.

Every woman who is pregnant or parenting a baby, should be surrounded with the support she needs. One of the main supports is time. Karinya House recognises and acknowledges the unique lived experiences of women as they navigate building a future for themselves. Our service is people intense and the practice framework is based on individual case management particular to the needs of each woman we walk alongside. We focus on developing a sense of hope and belonging, to effect lasting positive change in the lives of the women in contact with Karinya House, through acknowledging every woman’s own learnings and wisdom first and foremost.

The Boorowa based organisers of the Mercy Walk for Women have expressed their wish for this event to reach far and wide, to create awareness about the impact of violence and trauma in women’s lives and to support change within our communities. So for this 10th Anniversary Walk, the event will again be online and will remain an online event into the future. We hope each year, many more across our Region will choose to walk for women during September and support services for women through Karinya House. We expect we might see the Boorowa organisers walking the road around the 3rd Sunday each September for many years to come!

The Boorowa to Galong walk through the farming lands of the South West Slopes, Wiradjuri Country, is around 23 Kilometres.  We invite you to walk at least 23 kilometres during September and share with the Karinya Village photos of you and your walking trails.  In whichever way you “count your steps”, every step will matter.

You can Register online as a participant or as part of a Team. This year we are using the Raisely platform and it is fun and easy to use.   You can register here.

This year, we would love you to kick off your fundraising with an initial donation.  All donations are tax-deductible.

All donations will be matched as part of the Double Your Impact Appeal running concurrently in September.

Join the Karinya Village this year for the annual Mercy Walk for Women – Online and across the Canberra Region. Karinya House supports around 200 women each year.  We do hope we might see at least 200 walkers!

The fundraising target this year is $40,000 (before matching) – 200 walkers supporting 200 women – each walker to raise a minimum $200 is possible. Can you walk with us to make a difference?

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