Our people are passionate about giving back to the communities in which we live and work. In the spirit of the season, Clayton Utz is giving to six charities with a connection to the firm that are making a difference in people's lives, in different ways.
If you would like to find out more about each of our chosen charities or join us in donating to these charities this holiday season, please use the links below.
Canberra: Cerebral Palsy Alliance
Cerebral Palsy Alliance (CPA) provides family-centred therapies, life skills programs, equipment and support for people and their families living with cerebral palsy and other neurological and physical disabilities.
CPA provide services to over 6,000 people across 112 sites in ACT and NSW. For over a decade they have also been driving international research into the prevention, treatment and cure of cerebral palsy through the CPA Research Foundation.
CPA is a Clayton Utz Community Partner in Canberra and Sydney, and our people provide fundraising, volunteering and pro bono legal work for CPA. Most recently, the Clayton Utz Foundation has funded the Early Diagnosis Clinic for babies at high risk of cerebral palsy.
Click here to learn more and donate to Cerebral Palsy Alliance.
Melbourne: Green Collect
Green Collect is a social enterprise which has established a circular economy where goods are donated or collected, repurposed, recycled, upcycled and sold back into the community.
In the last year, Green Collect diverted 125 tonnes of waste from landfill, including office waste such as folders, computers and stationery - with each item carefully sorted for the best environmental outcome, prioritising reuse and upcycling.
Green Collect also provide social benefits through employment opportunities for people who have faced barriers to work.
Clayton Utz uses Green Collect's services as well as providing pro bono legal advice.
Click here to learn more about Green Collect.
Perth: Share the Dignity
Share the Dignity is an Australian charity bringing dignity to women who are experiencing homelessness, at-risk of homelessness, fleeing domestic violence or experiencing period poverty through the distribution of sanitary items and the gift of a Handbag filled with essential toiletry and sanitary items at Christmas.
Clayton Utz Perth participated in a Dignity Drive, contributing personal hygiene items which were donated for women in need.
Click here to learn more and donate to Share the Dignity.
Sunnyfield's mission is to enrich the lives of people with intellectual disability by creating choice, opportunities and skills for life.
Day to day, Sunnyfield deliver nearly 2,000 support services for people with disability, including children, teenagers, adults and seniors. This includes accommodation services, assistance with daily life, social and community participation, supported employment, skills development and support coordination.
Sunnyfield are a Clayton Utz Community Partner since 2011 and have received pro bono support and funding from the Clayton Utz Foundation. Our people also fundraise for and volunteer with Sunnyfield.
Click here to learn more and donate to Sunnyfield.
Darwin: Total Recreation
Total Recreation is not a traditional disability service provider. They are a member driven organisation that provides sporting, social and travel experiences, enabling members to achieve health, happiness and personal fulfilment.
Their programs allow members to participate in the programs of their choice that best suit their needs and desired outcomes with the aim of giving members the confidence to explore their community and achieve their life goals.
Clayton Utz Darwin provides pro bono support to Total Recreation as well as employee volunteering.
Click here to learn more and donate to Total Recreation.
Brisbane: Women's Legal Service QLD
Women’s Legal Service (WLS) Queensland is dedicated to creating safer futures for Queensland women and their children impacted by domestic, family and sexual violence through the provision of free legal and welfare help.
With over 30,000 services provided in 2019, WLS exists to address violence in Queensland communities and reduce the incidence and impact.
Clayton Utz Brisbane has provided support to the WLS since 2014 in the form of pro bono assistance, volunteering, clothing donations, fundraising and support from the Clayton Utz Foundation.
Click here to learn more and donate to the Women's Legal Service QLD