Season's greetings 2022

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Our people are passionate about giving back to the communities in which we live and work. In the spirit of the season, and in lieu of spending on greeting cards, we are giving to six charities that have provided essential services. All these charities have a strong connection to the firm and are making a difference in people's lives, in different ways.

Learn from members of our team about their connection with these charities.

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Sydney: Beacon Foundation

The Beacon Foundation works with disadvantaged schools, to help transition our young Australians into adulthood with programs designed to provide meaningful work experience and career opportunities.

“I am always thrilled to support the Beacon Foundation in the work that they do. As one of the Relationship Co-ordinators at Clayton Utz, I have the pleasure of working directly with the passionate individuals at the Foundation to facilitate programs that impact students in a multitude of ways. The work that Beacon Foundation do is incredibly meaningful, and I feel lucky to be a part of it."  – Gabby Greenslade, Lawyer

Click here to donate to the Beacon Foundation

 

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Brisbane: Coffee Brigade

For the past 5 decades the Coffee Brigade (Brisbane) have been passionately devoting our energy toward advocating for the hungry, the homeless and anyone in need within the Brisbane community.

“I am proud to support the Coffee Brigade in their efforts to provide those in need with a coffee, a chat, and some food. I love hearing stories and poems from the community members who visit the van. It is amazing how a short conversation can brighten someone’s day! The visitors to the van always leave me with a smile on my face, and we strive to provide the visitors with the same.”  Tiffany Schneider, Lawyer


Click here to donate to Coffee Brigade

 

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Darwin: Dawn House

Dawn House is a domestic and family violence service that provides much needed services and emergency accommodation for women and children escaping domestic violence.

“It has been great getting to know the team at Dawn House and their goals for the new year. Recent figures show Indigenous women in Australia (specifically in the Northern Territory) experience some of the highest rates of violence of any population in the world. We look forward to continuing our work with Dawn House and hope this donation can support the team to deliver its much-needed services to our community.” Bridgette Vanderwolf, Lawyer

 

Click here to donate to Dawn House

 

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Perth: St Bart's

Since 1963, St Bart’s has been standing by the side of Western Australians experiencing homelessness, mental health challenges, trauma and hardship.

“I am proud to have assisted St Bart's to provide accommodation and support services to vulnerable members of the community in Western Australia. We have assisted St Bart's over a number of years in negotiating and executing funding and project development agreements so it can expand the critical services it provides to the community. We even assisted in the negotiation of an agreement for a documentary film highlighting the invaluable services St Bart's provides.”  Jay Capelli, Senior Associate.






Click here to donate to St Bart's

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Melbourne: Stars Foundation

Stars Foundation uses a highly successful, tailored approach to provide holistic mentoring support to one of the most at-risk groups in Australia – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls and young women.

“We are thrilled to be supporting the Stars Foundation! The mentorship and extracurricular programs develop students’ confidence, life skills and connection to their First Nations heritage in a nurturing and holistic way. Their support of young women leads to incredible outcomes. Each year 95% of Stars participants go on to graduate year 12, compared to a 65% national Indigenous average. These girls are then supported in successful transitions to work or study. The Stars Foundation helps Indigenous girls and young women create a future, which we are so proud to be a part of!"– Isabella Armao and Sophia Griffiths-Mark, Lawyers


Click here to donate to Stars Foundation

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Canberra: The Farm in Galong

The Farm is a not-for-profit charitable organisation located in country NSW. It was established to support women recovering from alcohol and other drug misuse and provides a place that women can recover while staying with their children. The work of the Farm is underpinned by the belief that whatever has been lost in a person's life can be restored.

“The Farm in Galong takes a novel approach to providing a much-needed service to some of the most vulnerable members of our community. By empowering women affected by substance abuse, the Farm helps establish strong and meaningful connections in the community. So many people from the Canberra office have worked with the Farm, and I am glad to be one of them. It is great to contribute to something as impactful as the Farm and I hope they continue to grow and be successful.”– David Purvis, Senior Associate

Click here to donate to The Farm in Galong

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