Toowoomba charities Civic Assist and Adapt Mentorship and Consultancy have received a welcome funding boost from the proceeds of this year’s Toowoomba Mayoral Prayer Breakfast that was held at Rumours in May.

Toowoomba Region Mayor Paul Antonio recently presented cheques for $4,174.52 each to Civic Assist Operations Manager Helen Muller and assistant Operations Manager Jenny Alchin along with Suzie and Adam Wenitong of Adapt Mentorship and Consultancy.

Mayor Antonio praised the work of both organisations, describing the groups’ efforts as an example of Toowoomba’s generous spirit.

“I thank everyone who attended the Mayoral Prayer Breakfast for contributing to the fundraising effort that will make a great difference to the charities,” Mayor Antonio said.

“I’m grateful for the contribution of all suppliers, many of whom have backed the breakfast since its inception. Their support in trying business conditions underlines their commitment and unwavering generosity.

“Since its inception, the function has raised $318,025.22 for regional charities.

“I also acknowledge Mayoral Prayer Breakfast organising committee chair Pastor Andrew Hoey, Senior Minister at Rangeville Community Church and his committee, speakers and performers, Rumours, the TAFE Queensland South West staff and their hospitality students and student volunteers from St Saviour’s and St Joseph’s College for their contributions. Volunteers from our State Emergency Service also helped on the morning.

“I look forward to another successful event in 2024.”

Civic Assist Operations Manager Helen Muller said the funds would support their Back to School Project that will run at the end of the year to help families stock up on supplies for the new school year.

Adapt Mentorship’s Adam Wenitong said the funds would help run the group’s street program and the Songlines cultural program.

Charity beneficiary details:

Civic Assist
Civic Assist has provided support services for people of all ages across its programs for almost 18 years.

Civic Assist’s Support Centre offers quality clothing for women, men, children and infants, bedding and blankets. It also offers household goods and furniture.

For enquiries about donating quality items or accessing the goods and services, please call 4631 5822.

Adapt Mentorship and Consultancy
Adapt Mentorship and Consultancy is an Indigenous-owned social enterprise.

From its origins as Young Bruthas, Adapt Mentorship has grown to offer positive education and connections to country for young people.

Team members provide experiences, sporting sessions and outdoor adventures that allow participants to spend valuable time learning from the program’s mentors.

Enquiries can be directed to

Caption: Toowoomba Region Mayor Paul Antonio presents cheques for $4,174.52 to Adapt Mentorship and Consultancy’s Adam (left) and Suzie Wenitong along with Civic Assist Operations Manager Helen Muller and assistant Operations Manager Jenny Alchin (right).