Brevard Charity Projects Receive eBay Grants
By Space Coast Daily // February 20, 2013
Will Help Low-Income Beneficiaries
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The South Brevard Sharing Center and The Children’s Hunger Project have each been awarded a $5,000 grant from the eBay Foundation Corporate Advised Fund at Silicon Valley Community Foundation.
Each of these grants was recommended by eBay Foundation’s employee-volunteer led Melbourne GIVE Team at GSI Commerce, an eBay Inc. company. The GIVE Team program empowers employees of eBay, Inc. to support their communities through volunteerism and employee-sponsored grants.
The South Brevard Sharing Center (SBSC) provides short term basic needs assistance to low or no income families in order to fill large gaps that exist in various similar social programs that are available from different levels of local, county, state, and federal governments.
The eBay grant allows SBSC to further its mission of providing emergency food, clothing, utility, rent, mortgage, transportation, health and hygiene, household goods, furnishings, and employment referral assistance.
The Children’s Hunger Project provides packages of food to elementary school age children who are undernourished and coming to school hungry on Monday mornings.
The food packages empower a child to feed him or herself no matter the family circumstances. The charity raises mostly local money with all funds distributed only in Brevard County schools. 1,250 packages of food will be provided as a direct result of the eBay grant.
“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 the South Brevard Sharing Center and The Children’s Hunger Project in their respective and collaborative efforts to serve people in Brevard County,” Moore said.