Our dear friend, Joseph Pratezina, Director, Monarch Building Solutions has joined forces with Gavin Pound, General Manager ACT, Harvey Norman Commercial Division. Together they have developed and funded Home Starter Packs for women moving out of Karinya House into their own place of residence.

In sharing this exciting news with us, Joe advised that two packs are currently available and on hold until required.  Monarch Building Solutions and Harvey Normal Commercial are working towards increasing this number as time goes on, hopefully up to 10-12 packs per annum.

You can read more in the Media Release issued 9 November 2017.

As part of this generous package of support, Harvey Norman Commercial will store the packs until required. They have committed to deliver and install the packs to the new homes, at no cost.

We are still somewhat overwhelmed by this collaboration and what it will mean for women supported by Karinya, when it comes time for them to move back into the community.

The value of these Home Starter Packs is evident in their composition – A fridge/freezer, washing machine, dryer, microwave, toaster, kettle, sandwich press.  The intangible value of this gift is beyond measure, in terms of the recognition and respect it affords the women and families to whom these packs will be gifted.

Our sincere thanks to Monarch Building Solutions for their ongoing commitment as a Karinya Champion.  We are so pleased to also welcome Harvey Norman Commercial as a new Karinya Champion.