WE ALL CARE (WAC) is a registered not for profit charity, established in 2017 to support disadvantaged and vulnerable Australians experiencing homelessness, domestic violence, mental illness, transition from incarceration and everyday struggles in their family life. WAC supports women, men & children.
The genesis of WAC was with our founder, Joanna Karalis who came to a major crossroad in her life. Through her own lived circumstances she realised that change was needed. Change not only on the individual scale but on the local and community scale.
WAC started as an on-line community group with Joanna's family and friends donating their unwanted items for vulnerable families in Sydney. In late 2017 the Prosper Project - Australia approached Joanna about her grassroots community organization and encouraged and supported her to register WE ALL CARE as a Not For Profit charity.
Under the guidance of Karen Craigie, Executive Director of the Prosper Project, WE ALL CARE became part of the 'Family One Stop Shop'; a mulitagency schedule Prosper coordinates to provide vital programs and services to families and individuals in need.
WAC now has over 1700 online members. It assists over 55 community organisations with a support matching program to respond to the needs of their clients.
WAC supplies Mother’s Day and Father’s Day hampers, Christmas packs for families and targeted material support for women and children leaving domestic and family violence.
WAC's model is community driven. To utlise our services a referral is needed by an agency, support worker, police or hospital. All items distributed by WAC are either donationed by the community or they are purchased with money raised at our BBQ or other fundraisers.
WAC means more than just providing help to the local community; it is a way for WAC as a community group to come together and offer Australians so much more. WAC is working today to change tomorrow.
WAC aims to provide practical support in the form of food, household and personal goods to disadvantaged Australians who have been identified by local community centres, charities and government agencies,
Joanna Karalis founded We All Care in 2017. She recognised a need for an support matching service for agencies to provide acute household & personal items (including white goods & furniture) as well as food & clothing for their clients. In addition she saw that many Australian's struggle daily so she instigated WE ALL CARE Day's at the housing estates where her team distributes food, second hand clothing and household good; and cleaning and personal hygiene products. Joanna also sources new gifts for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Christmas, which her team diligently wraps.
Joanna relies on her dedicated volunteers and members to crowdsource new and second hand goods for her clients and run the Bunnings BBQ's - which is their major source of funding