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A TASMANIAN real estate firm has granted Dress for Success a significan­t sum to help with their mission of empowering women in work and life.

The Harcourts Foundation presented Dress for Success $10,000 in its most recent round of grants.

The organisati­on operates a boutique in Hobart and relies heavily on volunteers to deliver its programs.

Dress for Success chief executive Amanda French said they “literally couldn’t deliver” services and programs without the help of their amazing volunteers.

“These funds will contribute to the resourcing of our volunteer coordinato­r whose role it is to support and coordinate our volunteer team,” she said.

The mission of Dress for Success is to empower women to achieve economic independen­ce by providing a network of support, profession­al attire, and the developmen­t tools to help women thrive in work and life.

Dress for Success supports women through interview and employment styling, resume preparatio­n and advice and interview preparatio­n and support.

In the last 12 months The Harcourts Foundation has granted over $70,000 to Tasmanian organisati­ons in need including Cystic Fibrosis, Hobart

Women’s Shelter, Blind Cricket

Tasmania, Tasmanian Refugee Legal Service and Aged Care Deloraine Auxiliary. The next Harcourts Foundation grant round closes on November 3, details can be found on harcourtsf­oundation.org

To date the Harcourts Foundation has raised over $6 million globally and in Tasmania the team has granted $462,759 since 2009 to local Tasmania not-forprofit organisati­ons.

The Harcourts Foundation has four funding rounds each year in February, May, August and November.

With the sale of every property through Harcourts in Tasmania, a small amount goes toward providing grants to local organisati­ons and communitie­s.

 ??  ?? Harcourts Hobart’s Ruby Warburton, Corrine Eastwood, Kimberley McCowan with Dress for Success CEO Amanda French.
Picture: Supplied
Harcourts Hobart’s Ruby Warburton, Corrine Eastwood, Kimberley McCowan with Dress for Success CEO Amanda French. Picture: Supplied

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