Image for Appeal Card_ResizedApart from the regular financial support we receive from our Friends, we have two major fund raising appeals each year. These occur during May, around Mother’s Day, and also around Christmas, being the Season of Giving. In our recent Newsletter, our Committee President, Sarah Kelly writes….

“Karinya House manages to adapt to the ever continuing demand on its services but this is only due to the very committed governance of our staff who remain so passionate in their work. I thank our Committee for their continued time, encouragement and involvement in projects for Karinya House. To our valuable staff, I am so very grateful for the compassion and care you show to our clients on a daily basis. It is humbling to witness.
As we near Christmas day, perhaps reflect on the new lives coming into the world at Karinya House – know the part you have played in these women’s and children’s lives. You are part of the hope that we give and share with our clients not only at this time of year, but all year. Please keep that hope and generous spirit alive through your support for us so that we may be able to continue the vital work that we do.
Home. Hope. Horizon. Indeed!
I wish you a very happy and blessed Christmas.”

For Christmas this year, we are also sharing with you a few words from one of our wonderful Karinya women. Who better to let you know the difference your support makes to them.

“When I first came to Karinya I was scared, alone and felt I had no-one to support me. Karinya House has helped me with my confidence; I now feel more comfortable socialising and enjoy attending the Karinya groups. They have helped me go back to school so I can get an education which will help me get a job. I’m looking forward to having my first Christmas with Tyrone in a safe, caring and supportive place.”
– May (pictured here with Tyrone)

If you are on our mailing list you will receive the Christmas Appeal Card by post, if you haven’t already. Please do pass it on to your friends and family, or distribute copies of it around your workplace. For more information view the Christmas Appeal Card 2015 also donate on line.

We do take this opportunity to thank you again for your support through 2015. Hopefully we can count on you for 2016 also. A very big year ahead for us all!