Harcourts Foundation Pledges Support for Gumboot Friday 2023
Harcourts Foundation is proud to announce its continued support of Gumboot Friday, a nationwide initiative that provides free kids counselling when it is really needed.
This year, Gumboot Friday will be held on Friday 3 November. Harcourts business owners through the Harcourts Foundation have donated $12,000 with Harcourts New Zealand matching this, making a total of $24,000 to kick start the campaign.
Since April 2019, Gumboot Friday has raised over 6 million dollars for free kids counselling. From this they have paid for over 42,821 sessions for just under 20,000 kids. The average cost per session is $150 and they anticipate that with the money they have raised that they will be able to help a further 40,000 - 50,000 young Kiwis to access the help they need.
Mike King, Founding Ambassador, Gumboot Friday, said, "It takes a village to raise a child. In order for us to do what we do; we need support from amazing people like the Harcourts Foundation! Your support enables us to continue our crusade to change lives and save the tamariki of NZ.”
Bryan Thomson, Managing Director at Harcourts Foundation added: “Every child deserves to have access to mental health support, regardless of their background or circumstances. With our contribution towards Gumboot Friday we hope to make that possible”.
“During the Harcourts Foundation’s first year of support for Gumboot Friday in 2022, the Harcourts Foundation raised a staggering $167,652 which paid for 1215 young people to access mental health support”, said Emma Revell, Harcourts Foundation Ambassador, continuing, “the Harcourts Foundation believe in making positive changes in our communities and helping those who need it most.
We are passionate about supporting initiatives like Gumboot Friday who are doing incredible work in raising awareness around mental health issues and providing support services for children in need across Aotearoa.”
The Harcourts Foundation encourages everyone across New Zealand to join us in supporting this fantastic cause to help us reach our goal of providing a further 40,000 - 50,000 counselling sessions for young people in the next 12 months!
To learn how you can support Gumboot Friday follow them on Instagram @gumbootfriday. Harcourts Foundation will be showcasing all the fundraising activities and initiatives through their website social media channels also.
Visit their Instagram @harcourtsfoundationnz and Facebook @theharcourtsfoundation to check out all the news and you can donate by visiting harcourtsfoundation.org/Gumboot Friday.