Mercury (Hobart) - Property
LEND A HELPING HAND
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.