IMG_7880You may remember a post a while back about an event at Ovolo Nishi with Annabel Crabb where we launched our journey to our New Home. You can read more about that event here. We invited our friends to let us know if they would like us to organise more opportunities to learn about our new Home.

One of our Committee members, Margaret O’Donovan, who was the instrumental founder of the amazing group of women and men that thought of and then established Karinya House in 1997, held such an event on 11 November, a luncheon, for some of her dear friends and ours, including a number of the original founders. Margaret held the event. We only had to attend! It was inspirational and heart warming. The founders of Karinya raised $250,000 from 1993 to 1997 then opened Karinya House with one staff member, our (still current) Director, Marie-Louise. We, and the community we serve, remain indebted to them and others that were the founding group of Karinya House that has since been a place of support for over 5,000 women. The guest speaker at the event was the wonderful Cassandra Keller, of ‪Clarke Keller Architects‬ who designed our new home and who is now a firm friend of Karinya herself, as well as a new Committee Member.

Pictured above is Margaret, and her parents Brian and Berna (Founders). Brian did all the legal work for the organisation. Our current President, Sarah Kelly, is also pictured here with Margaret. There are alos a few more photos in our gallery.

If you would like an event about our new Home please do let us know by email. If we get the numbers we will do our best to make it happen. Have a great weekend.