In May every year, Karinya House celebrates the women who inspire us. We celebrate the women whose lives we share, their resilience, perseverance, struggles and joys.

We ask you – their community – their village – to celebrate with us as well.

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The message from our Executive Director, Marie-Louise Corkhill reads:

22 April 2020

Dear Friends of Karinya

I hope this letter finds you safe and well. I wish to share a brief update about our 2020 Karinya House Mother’s – May Day – Appeal.

This year Karinya House forecasts an estimated loss of $50,000 of the net funding normally generated by our Annual May Mother’s Day Gala Dinner. Our Annual Mother’s Day Appeal brings the total funding raised up to close to $60,000 in donor and fundraising revenue.

In our 2020 Mother’s Day Appeal we are asking you, our Karinya village, to support the amazing Karinya Team.  This year our Appeal really is personal.

At Karinya House, we are privileged to journey with women in a very profound way and personally share part of their lives for a while. Every woman who is pregnant or has a new baby should be surrounded with the support she needs. However, not every woman has shelter, stability or support. Some may be at risk of violence, experience homelessness or be completely isolated. These experiences are exacerbated during a crisis, and we all know, each and every one of us, what this means.

We do need your help, to help us be her support. To be here, to continue to be here, to be whatever and whoever each woman needs us to be.

We know the events of this year are impacting our community, are impacting you and the impacts are personal.  This year, more than any other, it is hard for us to ask for your support financially. Yet we must.

Any donation you are able to make to our Karinya House Mother’s – May Day – Appeal will help.

As we often say, and always mean, please continue to walk alongside with us, celebrate and recognise the women we support.

With our continued thanks and best wishes for your good health, safety and wellbeing.

Marie-Louise Corkhill

Executive Director

This appeal has been supported, with our gratitude, by: