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The Harcourts Foundation Grants Over $58,000
October 23, 2017
The Harcourts Foundation, the charitable arm of Harcourts Group Australia, announced grants to 15 Australian charities during its most recent quarterly funding round. A total of $58,170 was donated across Australia to benefit charities serving the communities where Harcourts employees live and work. “Giving back to the communities where we live is such an important […]
The Harcourts Foundation Reaches $5 Million Milestone
October 4, 2017
The Harcourts Foundation, the charitable arm of Harcourts, has reached the milestone of $5 million raised since its launch in 2008. That translates to 686 charities supported, 311 communities impacted and 851 grants made through Harcourts offices in New Zealand, Australia, and South Africa.
Harcourts and supporters donned their heels to help raise awareness of violence against women
May 11, 2015

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Real estate agents and a huge group of supporters across Australia rallied together on Friday 8 May and walked a mile in high heels to help raise awareness of the issue of violence against women.

The Harcourts Foundation in conjunction with White Ribbon Australia held walks across Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia, Tasmania and South Australia to shed light on an issue that affects up to 1 in 5 Australian women.

The Harcourts Foundation National Coordinator Julia Eyles said she was moved that so many people showed their support, with almost eight hundred walkers joining the team on the day across Australia.

“This is an issue we are all very passionate about, it was so good to see that after five months of planning, so many chose to show their support and walk with us to shed light on an issue that affects so many”, said Mrs Eyles.…

The Harcourts Foundation Western Australia supports the Fremantle Dockers to Kick a Goal for Literacy
April 20, 2015

The Harcourts Foundation, the charitable arm of real estate group Harcourts Western Australia, has partnered with the Fremantle Dockers Football Club and the West Australian newspaper to support The Dyslexia-SPELD Foundation of WA and The Mo, Evie and Otis Maslin Foundation in the Kick a Goal for Literacy promotion.

The Harcourts Foundation has pledged to donate $50 for every goal kicked by the Fremantle Dockers during the 2015 AFL football season.

At the end of the season, the total amount raised will be donated to Literary Services via The Mo, Evie and Otis Maslin Foundation and The Dyslexia-SPELD Foundation of WA.

Harcourts Western Australia CEO Paul Blakeley says the money raised will go a long way to supporting children with learning difficulties in Western Australia.

“The Kick a Goal for Literacy promotion has done a great job of raising awareness of the importance of early intervention for children struggling with …

Harcourts Group Australia puts on their heels to help raise awareness of violence against women
April 15, 2015

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Harcourts Group Australia is preparing to walk a mile on Friday 8 May, when the group will join forces with White Ribbon Australia to take a stand against violence at the annual Walk a Mile in Their Shoes event.

Harcourts offices and supporters across Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia, Tasmania and South Australia will march at 11.30am (AEST), to raise funds and awareness of violence against women.

Almost 600 men and women are expected to march on 8 April this year whilst donning a pair of heels to increase public awareness of the impact of violence against women in Australia.

Managing Director, Mike Green says he’s proud the entire group is across this initiative which has already raised over $22,000 to date.

“It’s terrific to see our team come together to support such a worthwhile cause.

“This event started in Victoria two years ago, and was led by …

The Harcourts Foundation achieves three million dollar milestone
April 1, 2015

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The charitable arm of Harcourts real estate group, The Harcourts Foundation has surpassed $3 million in funds raised to support local non-profit community groups across the country and internationally.

The Harcourts Foundation was established by Harcourts in 2008. The foundation operates as a charity 100 per cent, with all funds raised going directly to non-profit organisations.

The Foundation is funded through Harcourts employees’ salary sacrifice, ‘off the top’ contributions from commissions and organised fundraisers.

There are currently more than 264 of Harcourts global offices participating in the Harcourts Foundation programme, donating a percentage of every property sale.

Harcourts Managing Director Mike Green says that in just a short time the Harcourts Foundation has touched the lives of thousands of people throughout Australia, and across the globe.

“Internationally, the Harcourts Foundation has made more than 500 grants to community groups, helping with everything from supporting programmes for women affected by violence, …

Alzheimers Waikato increases numbers to meet growing demand
March 29, 2015

Two out of every three New Zealanders is touched by dementia, a devastating illness for which there is no known cure.

Dementia takes many different forms but often results in changes in memory, thinking, behaviour, personality and emotions, and a person’s ability to perform everyday tasks.

Alzheimers Waikato provides valuable support to people affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia, including their families and carers. They recently expanded their team appointing a new manager, Sue O’Donnell so that their Educator, Jane Kay could focus on providing education and support to the Waikato community.

“We offer people affected by dementia, a support system that includes education, support groups and strategies to assist in caring for someone with dementia. We do home visits, telephone monitoring, and provide comprehensive written information to clients,” says O’Donnell.

“My recent appointment will allow Jane to spend more time assisting the growing number of people affected by this illness. …

Harcourts Foundation achieves $3 million milestone
March 26, 2015

The charitable arm of Harcourts real estate group, The Harcourts Foundation has surpassed $3 million in funds raised to support non-profit community groups.

The Harcourts Foundation was established by Harcourts in 2008. It is a 100% charity with all funds raised going directly to non-profit organisations.

The Foundation is funded through Harcourts employees’ salary sacrifice, ‘off the top’ contributions from commissions and organised fundraisers.

There are currently more than 264 Harcourts real estate offices participating in the Harcourts Foundation programme, donating a percentage of every property sale.

Harcourts CEO Hayden Duncan says that in just a short time the Harcourts Foundation has touched the lives of thousands of people throughout New Zealand.

“In New Zealand, the Harcourts Foundation has made more than 100 grants to community groups, helping with everything from supporting programmes for at-risk youth, technology for schools and equipment to help make communities safer,” says Duncan.

“Our local …

The Rising Foundation developing future leaders in South Auckland
March 12, 2015

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Graham Viall of Harcourts BCRE pictured with Principal of Papakura High School Peter Heron, Chair for The Rising Foundation John Bongard, and students participating in the Rising Foundation programme.

 

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“Many students in South Auckland are brought up amid challenging personal circumstances. Our goal is to provide them with the support they need to develop self-belief and confidence so they can achieve their potential,” says John Bongard, Chair for The Rising Foundation.

The Rising Foundation supports around 600 students in South Auckland who participate their break-through programme, which helps them to ‘Rise Up’ and build positive lives. The Foundation works with students aged 11 to 18, with a particular focus on ages 12 to14 years who are supported by trained social workers as they transition from Intermediate to High School.

Harcourts BCRE has donated $5000 to The Rising Foundation, via the Harcourts Foundation, which will go towards …

Harcourts and The Sowers Trust helping youth and families in Manukau East
March 8, 2015

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For more than 35 years, The Sowers Trust has been supporting youth and families in Manukau East, mentoring, equipping and empowering at-risk and in-need youth and families to achieve their potential.

As part of The Sowers Trust’ programmes, community workers provide personalised support to youth who may be going through a specific crisis in their lives, and provide ongoing support to individuals and families that are in need of help to restore and repair their lives.

Manager of The Sowers Trust, Jenny Naley says that The Sowers Trust programmes provide members of the Manukau East community with the support they need to stay on a positive pathway.

“When individuals and families go through a difficult time, it can be very isolating and people often feel as though they have no one to turn to for help. Through youth mentoring and the wrap around care that we provide to families, we …