At Clifford Gouldson Lawyers, we value our people and our community. We like to give back and show our support, whether that be through volunteering, providing donations or sponsoring events. We advocate for causes that we believe make a difference to those in need and organisations who are working directly with our community.
Many of our team members donate their time to the boards of community groups and school committees, sharing their skills, experience and expertise to assist and improve our local community.
Volunteering & Giving
We pride ourselves on being a community minded organisation and we understand that small acts of kindness make a big difference in other people’s lives. Below is a list of some of the events our staff have contributed their time to.
- Mindy the Van
Mindy the van is our primary contribution to the community. Mindy operates to assist not-for-profits and community groups in fundraising activities within the Toowoomba Region. While we previously hired Mindy out for one-off events, we have now adapted our approach to bringing Mindy to the community with a new long term assignment. Mindy will now spend between 6 and 12 months at a time with local organisations that can get regular use from her for their charitable endeavours. These organisations will also provide the baristas, storage and maintenance and other labour necessary for Mindy to operate. So once off or short term bookings are not currently possible. Mindy is currently with the Toowoomba Hospital Foundation.
Visit Mindy the Van’s Facebook page to see her adventures.
- Loads of Love
The Loads of Love Appeal is focused on supporting the community at Christmas which is proven to be one of the toughest times of the year. Bags of groceries are collected to pass on to those less fortunate than ourselves.
- Biggest Morning Tea
Our office is renowned for putting on an amazing morning tea and what better excuse than to raise funds to support The Cancer Council.
Every November some of the lads embrace the furry top lip to create awareness and raise funds to support men’s health issues, such as prostate and testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. It’s an event that gives everyone in the office a smile and a chuckle.
- Homeless for a night sleep out!
A handful of our adventurous team members slept rough on the streets for a night during Winter with Nat from the Basement Soup Kitchen to raise funds for our communities homeless. The Basement Soup Kitchen is Toowoomba’s only soup kitchen which provides lunch time meals to anyone in need 11am – 12:30pm weekdays, and is coordinated by Base Services Inc.
- Share the dignity
Handbags packed with sanitary items are collected and donated to help bring dignity to homeless and at-risk women and those experiencing domestic violence.
- The Smith Family Toy and Book Appeal
Sadly thousands of children go without a Christmas present because their family can’t afford it. Each year our office sponsors an entire family to help bring a smile to their face on Christmas Day.
- Mayoral Christmas Carols
The girls were out and about to help raise funds for Protea Place, the Mayors nominated charity for 2019.
Not only do we host in-house charity events like those above, we also sponsor community events. However, we do plan our community sponsorships a year in advance so if you are seeking a community sponsorship or donation please email our office and we will consider your proposal for the following year. This year we have shown our support to the following organisations.
- Toowoomba Christmas Wonderland
- Toowoomba Mountaineers
- South West Queensland Thunder Football Club Limited
- Empire Theatre Foundation
- Teal for Grandma
- Loads of Love
Clifford Gouldson will consider business sponsorships that align with our values. All business proposals must be in writing and emailed directly to management for consideration.