Here at Farrar Gesini Dunn, we strive to support local charities and businesses.
One of the charities we support is Karinya House – a community based, not for profit organisation, servicing the ACT and surrounding regions.
Karinya House supports women from Canberra and surrounding regional areas and is the longest running residential and outreach service specifically for pregnant and parenting women in the region. The service operates on a twenty-four hour, seven days a week basis and is based in the ACT.
Karinya House offers a secure and caring environment for women who are pregnant, or parenting newborn babies and are without appropriate support and accommodation. It provides support, emergency housing, counselling and assisted care to the mothers and children that stay with them.
We at Farrar Gesini Dunn wanted to give back to the wonderful people that support Karinya House and so encouraged them to invite their staff, sponsors and their families to attend a movie night on us.
We held this movie night at Palace Electric Cinemas on Friday, 16 June 2018, and held a private screening of The Incredibles 2. As an added treat, we provided everyone with a choc-top ice-cream and popcorn during the movie – which the children (and adults!) loved!
Not only did everyone enjoy a wonderful night out with their loved ones, we also managed to raised much needed funds for Karinya House, with a total of $820 of donations received – some of which was even donated by the public when they recognised the Karinya House staff.
We were very grateful to be able to give back to Karinya House and their sponsors to thank them for all the wonderful work they do.
If you know any other organisations that we at Farrar Gesini Dunn should be supporting or assisting in the community, please let us know.
One of our guests sent in a lovely message of appreciation;
I hope this finds you well and not completely frozen after the weekend!
Just wanted to thank you again so much for the movie tickets on Friday night. We all had a ball and the kids LOVED the movie…. and the popcorn and the choc tops…. the list goes on!!!
It was a super night. Let’s hope we raised more funds to support Karinya House. Such a beautiful and worthy cause!