BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Ebay is not just recognizing but supporting a Boca Raton organization that helps animals.
Tri County Humane Society, an organization committed to the prevention of cruelty to animals, announced today that it has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the eBay Foundation Corporate Advised Fund at Silicon Valley Community Foundation. The grant was recommended by eBay Foundation’s employee-volunteer led Central Florida GIVE Team. Funds will be used to teach humane education to boys and girls ages 5-17. The education program will provide the boys and girls with necessary tools in understanding treatment of animals through video, lesson plans, and hands on training.
Tri County Humane Society stands for prevention of cruelty to animals. Tri County believes animals as living creatures have value beyond economic measure and are entitled to legal, moral, ethical consideration, and protection. As a 100% no kill shelter and not for profit shelter, all of the funding received is dedicated to rescue activities.
Tri County Humane was recommended by Julia Jendruczek, an employee of Vendornet, for the eBay Foundation grant. Vendornet is a wholly owned subsidiary of eBay Inc. Vendornet supports the local Palm Beach County community and many of their employees volunteer at Tri County Humane, including avid volunteer Pam Masterson.
“There is a profound need to teach humane education from a young age in order to decrease the instances of animal cruelty in our community,” said Suzi Goldsmith, Executive Director of Tri County Humane Society. “This program will strengthen our community by bringing a local nonprofit into the classroom to learn and promote our mission.”
The Tri County Humane Society Animal Champions Club was made possible in part through the eBay Foundation’s GIVE Team program, which empowers employees of eBay Inc. to support their communities through volunteerism and employee-sponsored grants. In 2012 alone, GIVE Teams worldwide recommended 200 nonprofits to receive grants totaling more than $863,000.
“eBay Foundation was established to reach beyond the boundaries of eBay’s virtual village to develop strong communities that bring people together,” said Lauren Moore, President of eBay Foundation. “Through our GIVE Teams, we’ve been able to identify and support a wide variety of outstanding programs that feed families in the San Francisco Bay Area, educate children in India, assist seniors in Germany, mentor at-risk youth in Omaha, and serve the homeless in Austin—to name only a few. We couldn’t be happier to add to our list of beneficiaries by supporting Tri County Humane Society in its efforts to provide humane education to our youth