Season's greetings 2021
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 during a challenging year. All these charities have a strong connection to the firm and are making a difference in people's lives, in different ways.
Brisbane: Save the Children (Jebb refuge)
Save the Children provides support for women and children leaving domestic and family violence through safe accommodation, transitional housing and community outreach services throughout Queensland. Their refuges (including Jebb) have been intentionally designed to offer warm and welcoming unit-style accommodation for women and children who need immediate and safe housing while they consider the next steps in their journey.
Save the Children has been a Brisbane Community Partner since 2001 and has received support from the CU Foundation since 2003.
Save the Children (Jebb refuge) is a pro bono client of our Brisbane office.
Click here to learn more and donate to Save the Children (Jebb refuge)
Darwin: Australian Red Cross NT
Red Cross brings people and communities together in times of need and builds on community strengths by helping Australians act for humanity. Red Cross saves lives, builds resilient communities and supports people in disasters, provides a safe, secure, and cost-effective supply of blood and related products, and improves the wellbeing of those experiencing extreme vulnerability.
Red Cross is Clayton Utz Darwin's key Community Connect and pro bono client in the Northern Territory. Clayton Utz has provided funding to Red Cross through general grants and disaster relief since 2003 and more recently has sent Clayton Utz people to the Tiwi Islands for their Remote Communities Holiday program.
Australian Red Cross NT is a pro bono client of our Darwin office.
Click here to learn more and donate to Australian Red Cross NT
Canberra: Karinya House
Karinya House walks with women who are pregnant or parenting in Canberra and the surrounding Region providing safety, shelter and a positive support network. The Karinya House funding framework is a true cooperative of individuals, families, community groups, corporates, philanthropic and government funding partners. This cooperative approach to funding is a tangible expression of positive recognition of women in the community.
The Canberra office has previously provided financial support to Karinya House and this year voted to support them through the Season's Greetings campaign.
Click here to learn more and donate to Karinya House
Melbourne: Frontyard Youth Services, a program of Melbourne City Mission
Frontyard Youth Services is a specialist youth service run by Melbourne City Mission, (MCM) and located in Melbourne’s CBD. They support young people aged 12 to 24 who are experiencing homelessness to meet their physical, emotional and social needs and to develop pathways out of homelessness by providing access to emergency accommodation and a range of co-located and visiting services.
Initially a partner of the Melbourne office's catering team, Clayton Utz has been working with FYS to donate excess food since 2018 and have since expanded our involvement to include donation of toiletries and other goods to FYS' outreach service. FYS also regularly use Clayton Utz's facilities for training and planning sessions, when permitted by public health restrictions.
Click here to learn more and donate to Frontyard Youth Services, a program of Melbourne City Mission
Perth: Foundation for Indigenous Sustainable Health
Foundation for Indigenous Sustainable Health (FISH) provides opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to share their wisdom and insights to the broader community to teach people how to connect and care for each other and for country, whilst closing the gap and breaking inter-generational cycles of poverty, trauma, and engagement with the justice system.
CU has hosted fundraising events for FISH in the past. FISH has been a pro bono client of our Perth office since 2017.
Click here to learn more and donate to Foundation for Indigenous Sustainable Health
Sydney: Children's Cancer Institute
Children's Cancer Institute is the only independent medical research institute in Australia solely dedicated to cure childhood cancer and pioneer safer treatments for children. Sadly, 20 children every week will be diagnosed with cancer in Australia, but with the brightest minds, cutting-edge facilities and an unwavering determination, their mission is to provide more effective treatments.
CU people are actively involved in fundraising activities such as the CEO Dare to Cure, Balmoral Swim and will be taking part in the inaugural 86K for a Cure in March 2022. The Institute has been a pro bono client since 1991 and has received funding from the CU Foundation since 2003.
Children's Cancer Institute is a pro bono client of our Sydney office.
Click here to learn more and donate to Children's Cancer Institute