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The Harcourts Foundation achieves three million dollar milestone

By Hannah MacMillan on 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, at-risk youth, children with disabilities and to help make communities safer.

“Our Harcourts businesses are wholly committed to making a positive difference to the communities where they operate and we’re incredibly proud of the work The Harcourts Foundation is doing,” says Mr Green.

Harcourts employees including a National Board of Directors, Coordinator, Accountant and Regional Ambassadors all donate their time and expertise to oversee and administer The Harcourts Foundation.

This year, The Harcourts Foundation will once again partner with White Ribbon Australia to support the charity’s Breaking the Silence schools campaign, which supports principals and teachers to embed models of respectful relationships in school culture. The programme aims to prevent the perpetration of violence against women and girls.

To support White Ribbon’s cause, Harcourts offices across the country will take part in the Walk a Mile in Their Shoes event being held in each state. The walk encourages both men and women to don a pair of heels and walk a mile in a show of solidarity for those affected by violence against women.

Visit mycause.com.au/events/walkamileintheirshoes to find out more about the event, including how to support and participate.

For more information about The Harcourts Foundation, including information on individual grants made and the grant application process, visit harcourtsfoundation.org.

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