October 31, 2018
Yesterday, we had the pleasure of meeting Mel O’Brien and Kate Dobell from “The ShowRoom” Canberra. Such a wonderful discussion was held, and we are excited to announce Karinya House as the Charity Partner for “The Creative Home Show” Canberra, to be held 2/3 March at Exhibition Park (EPIC). Over 120+ Exhibitors are anticipated and visitors will be able to meet people and businesses who will inspire them in their own journey of Home. We look forward to being part of this event, and we thank The ShowRoom Team for considering and selecting Karinya House to partner with this local event! (Thank you also to the beautiful Belle of Chadwick Designs, a Karinya Corporate Champion, who may have also put our name in the ring!).
The importance of a safe and secure home, and the peace that comes from creating your space to live, is valued here at Karinya. Together, with so many individuals , corporate and community partners, and our local ACT Government, we have created safe and secure homes for pregnant and early parenting women in our community who are in crisis. And we support women to feel supported in their own homes during pregnancy and early parenting, when accommodation at our place is not required, or unavailable. The synergy of being asked to be the Charity Partner with this wonderful creative collaboration – which is all about sustainable and creative methods – of creating “Home” is wonderful for us.
What is The ShowRoom Canberra… as we note from their website…
The Creative Home Show
To see the potential for change is the first creative step; to then find the people and institutions to help define, design and deliver that change is the ShowRoom story.
The ShowRoom brings together creative and innovative professionals; from builders who practice sustainable and creative methods through to Interior design experts, artists and furniture designers. The ShowRoom will connect people – to experience, network and discover.
The ShowRoom story was born in 2017 between a group of professionals and friends, a shared vision and a love of both home and hammer and the belief that the home is more than a house. Every home has a story. And the heart of that story is the people of that home.
We are thrilled to see there are so many Karinya Corporate Partners and event supporters participating in this event as exhibitors … Icon Water. Solace Creations, Cloth & Paper Studio, Designcraft, Lighthouse, The Mill …. We look forward to collaborating with you especially at this event, through our shared partnership, and we hope to find new partners to join our Karinya Village along the way!
We are certain there are many among our corporate partners who will be interested in exhibiting at The Creative Home Show, as we do know and partner with many creative and innovative professionals in the realm of architecture, design, planning, building, artistic, furniture, sustainability, garden and outdoor design. Mel and Kate have let us know that for every Karinya Corporate Partner who takes up an exhibitor site moving forward, 20% of your exibiting fee will be donated to Karinya House. So …. we will be contacting you.. if we think you fit the bill. If you see this blog and choose to contact The ShowRoom to book your site, please do mention your partnership with Karinya House, and how amazing we think you are!
Other happenings are being planned as part of this event to generate donor support for Karinya House. With 50% our our annual operating budget being funded through donations and community based funding, the support from this event will directly fund time given to walk alongside women in our community at a vulnerable time in their lives. Can’t get to the event, or just prefer to donate on line … you can do so here. Join with us and support women in our Canberra Region, who are pregnant or with small babies.
We look forward to seeing our partners and the Canberra Community at this event, sharing the story of the home we are, and hearing your stories too.