Harcourts’ charity arm, The Harcourts Foundation officially launched its new-look website earlier this week.
The website, which was built in-house by Harcourts’ technology team, was redesigned following the rapid growth of The Harcourts Foundation across Australia and New Zealand, and its expansion to South Africa and the USA.
Jason Wills, Chief Information Officer of Harcourts International, says the most significant feature of the new website is the ability for people to access it on any mobile device.
“This is an important feature that was missing from our previous website,” Mr Wills said.
“The Harcourts Foundation is one of Harcourts’ most important elements so it was critical that we developed a website that reflected this,” Mr Wills added.
Established in August 2008, The Harcourts Foundation aims to provide financial support that helps, grows and enriches local communities, and has received over to $2.2 million in donations to date.
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Harcourts’ charity arm, The Harcourts Foundation has raised over $2,260,000 for charities across Australia, New Zealand and South Africa since its establishment four years ago.
The funds have helped the lives of thousands, including those affected by cataclysmic disasters such as the 2013 Tasmanian bushfires, the 2011 Queensland floods, the 2009 Victorian bushfires and the Christchurch earthquakes.
The Harcourts Foundation was formed in 2008 as a way for Harcourts to give back to its communities.
All funds have been raised by dedicated Harcourts team members and clients through fundraising events, auctions, workplace giving and individual donations. The majority of donations are made through “off the top” giving, which is an amount donated by Harcourts offices from the sale of properties.
Managing Director of Harcourts International, Mike Green says raising over $2 million for charities in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa is a landmark achievement and evidence of the group’s …
Harcourts, through its charitable foundation, has raised $2,033,377 for charities across New Zealand, Australia and South Africa.
And the money has helped the lives of thousands, including those stricken by cataclysmic disasters such as the Christchurch earthquakes, the devastating 2011 Queensland floods and the Black Saturday bush fires.
The Harcourts Foundations was formed in 2008 as a way for the real estate group to be able to give back to its communities.
All the funds have been raised by dedicated Harcourts team members and clients through fundraising events, auctions, workplace giving, individual donations or “off the top” giving – a percentage calculated from each sales commission.
Harcourts NZ CEO Hayden Duncan says over $2m raised for charities in New Zealand, Australia and South Africa is a landmark achievement and evidence the group’s core values of “People first” and “Doing the right thing” are deeply entrenched in the Harcourts’ culture.
Seven Australian-based charities have received funding grants totalling $46,000 as part of the latest round of funding grants from The Harcourts Foundation.
In Queensland, a grant of $15,000 was provided to the North Queensland Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund and $10,000 was provided to Butterfly Babies, a charity within the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Foundation.
Three charities in South Australia received funding grants including the Legacy Club of Adelaide for $5,000, Operation Flinders Foundation for $5,000 and St Vincent de Paul Society for $1,000.
In New South Wales, KidzWish Foundation also received a funding grant of $5,000 and in Tasmania Give Me 5 for Kids were provided with a grant of $5,000.
The money granted will provide these charitable organisations with the funds to carry out important research and development projects, purchase vital equipment for those in need, and run significant community projects and services.
The Harcourts Foundation has joined forces with fundraising group, Butterfly Babies to support the 2013 Harcourts Foundation Butterfly Ball.
Butterfly Babies is a new fundraising arm of the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Foundation (RBWHF), focused on raising money and awareness for the internationally recognised Perinatal Research Centre (PRC).
The dedicated team of researchers at the centre is focused on improving health outcomes for mothers and babies, particularly babies born prematurely or with brain injuries.
Butterfly Babies consists of community volunteers, fundraising professionals and members of the research team – all who have either had personal experience with premature or seriously ill babies, or people who see the importance of the research and the ability of the research team to make a real difference.
Butterfly Babies have planned a number of fundraising initiatives for 2013, culminating in the annual Butterfly Ball in November.
Over the years, the Butterfly Ball has …
Three organisations from Hamilton are amongst eleven recipients receiving grants from the fourteenth round of the Harcourts Foundation, a charity set up by Harcourts Real Estate Group to provide support that helps, grows and enriches our communities.
This round’s $30,199 was spread over the country with three successful recipients being from the Hamilton area, with all funds granted by Harcourts Monarch Real Estate.
Harcourts Monarch Real Estate Business Owner Brian King says this round’s grants were about support and also prevention in their communities.
“There have been a number of burglaries and incidents happening in different suburbs within Hamilton and the amount of media coverage this has had recently highlights to us the importance money spent in the prevention and safeguarding of peoples properties has. As a Hamilton business and in the property industry this is money well spent hence why we supported the Neighbourhood Support Group.”
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Two organisations from the north of the north are amongst eleven recipients receiving grants from the fourteenth round of the Harcourts Foundation, a charity set up by Harcourts Real Estate Group to provide support that helps, grows and enriches our communities.
This round’s $30,199 was spread over the country with two successful recipients being from West Auckland and Red Beach on the Hibiscus Coast.
Tandem Realty Business Owner Colin Hair says they granted to the Red Beach Surf Lifesaving Club because they do such a fantastic job in the community.
“From training youngsters all the way through to volunteer patrols and first aid work during the season they work really hard.”
Red Beach Surf Lifesaving Club received $3,000 granted by Harcourts Tandem Realty towards funding 35 surf club members to attend and gain First Aid courses. Red Beach Surf Lifesaving spokesperson Debra Cairns says it is a New Zealand Surf …
Eight Australian-based charities have received funding grants totalling $39,411 as part of the latest round of funding grants from The Harcourts Foundation.
In Queensland, a grant of $3,051 was provided to the Caboolture Regional Domestic Violence Service, $4,560 was granted to Supporting Chemotherapy in Cooloola, and $15,000 was provided to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International.
A $5,000 grant was provided to the Nature Foundation South Australia and a further $1,000 was granted to Life Education South Australia.
Two charities in Tasmania also received funding grants including the University of Tasmania Foundation for $5,000 and the Edmund Rice Camps Tasmania for $4,000.
In Western Australia, the Breast Cancer Network Australia also received a funding grant of $1,800.
The money granted will provide these charitable organisations with the funds to carry out important research and development projects, purchase vital equipment for those in need, and run significant community projects and …
Twelve organisations from around New Zealand have benefited from the latest round of the Harcourts Foundation funding, a charity set up by Harcourts Real Estate Group to provide support that helps, grows and enriches our communities.
This round’s $31,261 was spread over the country with five successful recipients from Auckland; two based in the central North Island, one from Wellington, three in Christchurch and one from the south of the South Island.
With grants ranging from $500 to $5,000 recipients came from groups such as lifesaving, early childcare, community centres, and child youth and family groups who all provide an amazing services for those in need.
These grants takes the amount donated by New Zealand since the Foundation was established in mid-2008 to more than $490,000.00 and $316,365.21 has been granted to a total of 132 New Zealand organisations and charities.
As Harcourts New Zealand CEO Hayden Duncan explains, more …
Earlier this year a courageous group of people set themselves a goal of trekking through the jungles of Papua New Guinea along the Kokoda track.
Along with the physical demands of this trip the team also sought to raise money for The Harcourts Foundation on behalf of Beyond Blue, Australia’s national depression initiative.
A group of 20 Harcourts professionals from around Australia started the challenging training regime, kept in contact with each other’s progress, and motivated each other for the arduous hike. Along with getting fit for Kokoda, each of the trekkers conducted a series of fund raising initiatives, targeting $150,000 in total.
Sausage sizzles, charity auctions and sponsorships as well as a number of other activities were used by the crew to generate some much needed funds for the national depression initiative.
Mike Green, Managing Director of Harcourts International, said that the effort from those involved was …