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 has recently granted the School of Special Education North-West in Tasmania $5000 to purchase an eye movement system which is changing the way students with impairments are able to communicate.
The system is controlled by eye movements and will soon be installed in the Devonport and Burnie campuses.
The new system allows students to more fully participate in studies and more easily communicate with teachers.
The grant application was made on behalf of the School of Special Education by the Independent Living Centre (ILC) Tasmania.
The funds raised from each property sale, combined with funds raised at the Annual Harcourts Tasmania Charity Auction in May, were presented by Tony Morrison, CEO for Harcourts Tasmania, on behalf of The Harcourts Foundation.
“As a company which has grown with the support of the Tasmanian community, we are thrilled to be able to give something back via such a worthwhile and life changing charity like the Ronald McDonald House Charities,” Mr Morrison said.
The Ronald McDonald House Charities provide a wide range of programs to help seriously ill children and their families across Australia, all focused on making the journey to recovery as easy as possible.
Mr Morrison said the Harcourts group places high importance on giving back …
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 …
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.
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.