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The launch of “The Harcourts Foundation” in South Africa

 

 

Launched in 2011, the South African arm of the Harcourts Foundation is already making a significant difference in helping communities righ across South Africa. Team Harcourts members are contributing to the Harcourts Foundation through salary asacrifice, 'off the top' contributions from commissions and through specially organised events.

 

The Harcourts Foundation in South Africa will continue to expand and grow to achieve the Foundations' purpose to provide support that helps, grows and enriches our communities.

 

Already passionate and committed to helping their communities and the members within them that have fallen on hard times, Harcourts Real Estate (South Africa) have proudly announce the launch of 'The Harcourts Foundation' within the country. The registered organisation will strive to assist and further aid in the support and improvement of those individuals who find themselves in desperate situations. Regarded as the most successful and fast growing Real Estate brand in Australasia, the foundation was launched in 2008 by Mike Green (Managing Director of Harcourts International Ltd) with great hopes that the company, which was so fortunate, could make a difference to others in need of a helping hand. Soon after, the Harcourts Foundation was established within Australia and New Zealand with great success, already having risen approximately R45 million.

 

It's the company's aim to assist the many communities in which they conduct business. It is Harcourts intention for money that is raised in a particular area to directly lead to the enhancement  of people's lives within that area. Supporting reputable organisations, the Foundation will donate the raised money to specific establishments who are able to provide aid to a large number of people in need.

 

"We are truly appreciative to be in a position where we are able to make a positive difference in the lives of those who may need a helpin hand. With the continually financial support from The Harcourts Foundation, we hope to grow and enrich our local communities," states Richard Gray, CEO of Harcourts South Africa. He continues, "We are also proud to note that 100% of the money raised for the Harcourts Foundation will be donated back to the community, as Harcourts Real Estate is funding all the Foundation's running costs."

 

The Harcourts team are devoted to voluntary fundraising efforts, with the inclusion of 'per sale' contributions.The distribution of grants will be given to  successful applicants on a quarterly basis.

 

As a recepient of funds from The Harcourts Foundation, specific criteria needs to be met. By completing an official application form available at any Harcourts office or on The Harcourts Foundation website, potential beneficiaries can be identified.

 

"Due to our immense coverage, with Harcourts Offices located throughout South Africa, we plan to touch the lives and improve the situation of many through this generous initiative, as well as further contributing to the legacy that is Harcourts", concludes Gray.

 

Sisters With Blisters

Harcourts Capital Team walked 5km to support the Sisters with Blister walk initiative. Here we are with some of the better looking supporters of the initiative.

 

Movember

 

The Movember Foundation is the leading global organisation committed to changing the face of men’s health. The Movember community has raised ZAR 4.7 billion to date and funded over 800 programmes in 21 countries. This work is saving and improving the lives of men affected by prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health problems. The Movember Foundation challenges men to grow moustaches during Movember (formely known as November), to spark conversation and raise vital funds for its men’s health programs. To date, 4 million moustaches have been grown worldwide, but we won’t stop growing as long as serious men’s health issues exist.

 

 

Doulos Community Project

 

We as a company are proud supporters of Doulos - Caring for the poor and homeless. They need anyhting you do not.