The Cause

Endeavour Foundation is an independent not-for-profit (NFP) organisation established in Queensland in 1951.

Today, Endeavour Foundation is a diverse community organisation working together with people with a disability so that they have real possibilities to live life to the full, whether that means moving into a new home, gaining qualifications that help fulfil individual aspirations, or finding a job.

Meet some of the wonderful people we support, such as Cathy and Cameron:

 

 

Cathy's Story

"This is my opportunity to represent people with a disability in the community. Endeavour Foundation means a lot to me and it is something that I really love doing. I just love to help and I really enjoy working with people.

"We have training, like about food safety - no jewellery and watches, mobile phones or earrings are the rules that we have to obey - and new jobs like packing skills and how to use the tape gun properly, and things like anger management.

"I want to see people learning new skills with different jobs, and I can teach people too. I am confident and competent and I want us to be a family.

"We are the super workers and we have our rights to be at work. I love this place with all of my heart and soul. I belong here, with all my friends and the staff - this is my life and it is our dream to stay here forever".

 

 

 

Cameron's Story

Cameron, a born entertainer, says that joining Endeavour Foundation's Toowoomba City Learning and Lifestyle (L&L) brought about a 'very big change' in his life.

"I come to the L&L every day - sometimes for a couple of hours, sometimes all day. I love the fact that I get to enjoy lots of activities, from boccia to bowling.

"I've made so many friends here, a real mixture of people, and there's always something going on.

"I love to sing and entertain people - I play the organ and I'm pretty good. I have a great audience here!

"I would encourage people to get out there and experience an L&L. Make use of it and find out what it could add to your life. Don't sit around at home being bored - get out there, make some friends, get into the community and live your life".