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Harcourts Western Australia Raises over $30,000 for Charity
October 29, 2013

Harcourts_Foundation_logo.jpgLast week, Real estate group Harcourts Western Australia raised $17,470 for charity through auction of signed sporting memorabilia and several other donated items. As the event was the first Telethon Adventurer’s fundraiser for the Telethon year, Channel Seven owner Kerry stokes doubled this amount to $34,940.

“At the last minute, Kerry Stokes said he would match us dollar for dollar. So we asked the crowd to donate anything extra they could so we could make an even bigger donation to the Telethon Adventurers through the Harcourts Foundation,” said Leigh Moore, Managing Director of Harcourts Blue in Kardinya.

“As a parent, I couldn’t imagine being told that my children have cancer. Around 100 children are being diagnosed with cancer every year in Western Australia, and so the Telethon Adventurers are making a concerted effort to raise funds to find the cause and cures for these childhood cancers,” Mr Moore continued.

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Harcourts Henderson gives back to the Salvation Army
September 5, 2013

He’s now a top sales consultant for Harcourts Henderson, but when Sebastian Pinto first emigrated from India 11 years ago he had very little.

Sebastian and his wife modestly went about setting up a home for themselves and visited a Salvation Army store to buy furniture.

They were struck by the kindness of a volunteer who offered to deliver their purchases, including a cupboard, to their home. When the volunteer discovered Sebastian and his wife were expecting their first child, he also brought them toys for their baby.

“I have held this memory very close to my heart. After all these years that cupboard still takes pride of place in my home,” Sebastian says.

Sebastian is one of many New Zealanders touched by the work of the Salvation Army, and it was with great pride Harcourts Henderson was able to present a cheque for $10,000 to the organisation on behalf …

Helping our young people to thrive
August 28, 2013

By the age of 13 only 31% of girls and 27% of boys in New Zealand feel hopeful about the future.

It’s a disturbing statistic from the Ministry of Youth Development, and one The Parenting Place aims to change thanks to funding from the Harcourts Foundation.

The Harcourts Foundation has made a $31,850 grant to enable The Parenting Place to establish a life skills programme for intermediate age children.

The “tween” years – years 7 and 8 in school – are fraught with challenges that simply did not exist 10 or 15 years ago, such as cyber bullying and exposure to unsuitable material over the internet.

The Parenting Place, the highly respected organisation founded by Ian and Mary Grant two decades ago, is keenly aware that young people lack the mental and emotional maturity to handle many of the pressures they now face.

The Parenting Place aims to change this …

Small things can make a difference
August 22, 2013

Nothing could be more heart breaking than having a terminally ill child.

And at such a terrible time, the last thing families need is to be struggling with day to day living costs.

Harcourts Greenlane is proud to be supporting the Guardian Angels Charitable Trust, which aims to minimise financial stressors so that families can focus solely on their child.

The trust provides immediate assistance at the “grass roots” level. Food, power, petrol and phone are the main priorities and other small requests are looked at on an individual basis.

Harcourts Greenlane, through its charitable arm the Harcourts Foundation, is stepping in to help with those other requests.

The team is donating $2000 towards Warehouse vouchers which will provide small things to enhance the quality of life for child and family.

The Guardian Angels Charitable Trust says families who have a dying child are often thrust into poverty as they …

Harcourts Foundation Launches New-Look Website
August 1, 2013

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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The Harcourts Foundation Raises Over $2m for Charity
July 22, 2013

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 raises over $2m for charity
June 30, 2013

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.

“At …

The Harcourts Foundation Grants $46,000 to Charity
May 24, 2013

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.

Mike Green

Harcourts Foundation Joins Forces with Butterfly Babies
February 25, 2013

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 …

Monarch helps to give back with three community groups receiving grants
October 3, 2012

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.”

Neighbourhood Support Hamilton …