The gift of giving

Harcourts Highland Group is always committed to giving and supporting the communities we work in, and Christmas is the perfect time to spread the love.

This Christmas we’re thrilled to be supporting Foster Hope with their ‘B Awesome’ Christmas Gift Drive. We’re collecting new, unwrapped gifts for children in foster care on their behalf.

Foster Hope Otago supports 930 children around the district and unfortunately over the Christmas period they see a spike in children entering emergency facilities. Gifts are a lovely way to help show these kids they are loved and cared for and gives them a little sunshine on Christmas Day.

On the theme of ‘B Awesome’ we’re encouraging any gift donation which begins with the letter B. Think balls, board games, beach towel, bike helmet, beauty items, blankets, books, building sets, the options are endless. Gifts will be given to children from new-borns to 18-year-olds.

They’re specifically short on baby toys and 10+ girls gifts, so if you’re not sure what to get then please focus on those. So think building blocks, Batman gifts, or a kids broom for babies, or bracelets, Barbies, ballerina outfit or a pretty bag.

Come drop a new, unwrapped gift under the tree in our office and help share some love with the most vulnerable children in our district. We’ll be collecting gifts until December 9 before they get sent to Dunedin and distributed across the region in time for the big day.

If you’d rather donate money so a gift can be bought on your behalf. Please head to and don’t forget to click Otago, so your donation is allocated to the right area.

As a side note, Juanita Willems who runs the programme recently won Volunteer Of The Year in the SBS Volunteer South Awards. She’s one awesome lady. Thank you for your support, kindness and generosity in advance.

Harcourts office locations for present donations:

  • Alexandra – 2 Limerick Street, Alexandra
  • Balclutha – 39a Clyde Street, Balclutha
  • Cromwell – 70 The Mall, Cromwell
  • Dunedin – 16 Queens Gardens, Central City, Dunedin
  • Queenstown – 39 Shotover Street, Queenstown
  • Wanaka – 17 Helwick Street, Wanaka