Donations from the Harcourts Foundation will help two local community groups to provide much-needed services.
Last month, Harcourts presented a cheque for $4000 to Red Beach Surf Lifesaving Club, which will be used to fund first aid courses for its volunteers.
In addition, $5154 was given to the newly formed Whangaparaoa Toy Library (below) to purchase toys, games, puzzles and ride-ons.
The toy library, which will open next month in Link Crescent, Whangaparaoa, lends high quality, educational toys to local families for a small fee.
The Harcourts Foundation was launched in 2008 to provide support that helps, grows and enriches communities. To date, more than $4.8 million has been granted.