Things we love – 306

We All Care charity

With the current state of the world, there’s no shortage of causes that could use your extra dosh. So how do you decide where to put it?

We All Care is not only a home-grown, local charity run out of Croydon, but it stands out by being for all disadvantaged groups – so there’s no need to choose.

“Our mission is simply that no Australian goes without,” says founder Joanna Karalis. “Everyone deserves a second chance and everyone deserves to have a good life.”

The website lists “children, women, men, transgender, LGBT, homeless, ex-prisoners and asylum seekers” amongst those they support, but under the caveat; “we aim to help all disadvantaged people who have nowhere else to turn.”

After finding the charities she was volunteering for too profit driven, Joanna – who signs off her emails with a heart emoji – decided to start her own not-for-profit, driven entirely by donations. She manages this “side project” while raising five children.

The community group, which Joanna launched in January this year with about a hundred members, has now grown to a thousand plus supporters.

“We put calls out for toiletries, clothes and food and then we distribute the donations to charities who request them,” says Joanna. “We are able to help forty different charities at the moment.”

Recently, We All Care hosted their monthly clothing pool in Croydon, pictured here, where over 35 families and charities came by to grab some much-needed supplies for the winter – all completely free. According to Joanna, this is the way it should be.

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Words by Maani Truu.