eBay Grant Funds Program

Settlement Club, an organization committed to supporting and fund raising for The Settlement Home for Children, announced today that it has been awarded a $7,000 grant from eBay Foundations’ employee-volunteer led GIVE Team. Funds will be used to support The Settlement Home Super Stars Club, which provides a motivational outlet and positive reinforcement for residents who use safe coping skills to manage their behaviors.

The Settlement Home Super Stars Club provides activities for children in the Residential and Group Home Programs as a celebration for their accomplishments. Club activities include outings to parks, museums and events in the Austin community. The Settlement Home believes this program will positively motivate the children and reinforce safe behaviors.

“This program encourages residents to utilize safe coping skills so they can be eligible to participate in the weekly Super Stars Club,” said Linda Kokemor, Executive Director of The Settlement Home for Children. “Our residents can have fun and use this opportunity to practice positive socials skills with each other and in the community.”

“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, Executive Director of eBay Foundation. “Through our Give Teams, eBay Foundation has had the great fortune of feeding families in the San Francisco Bay Area, helping foster children in India, seniors in Germany, mentoring at-risk youth in Omaha, and homeless in Austin – to name only a few. We couldn’t be happier to add to our list of beneficiaries by supporting Settlement Club in its efforts to help abused and neglected children.”

ABOUT EBAY FOUNDATION

eBay Foundation was established by eBay, Inc. in 1988 and, reflecting eBay innovation, was the first corporate foundation to be endowed with pre-IPO stock. Since inception, the Foundation has contributed more than $12 million to nonprofit organizations worldwide. The Foundation engages eBay Inc. employees and supports their pursuit of charitable giving and volunteerism through its GIVE Team program. In addition, using a unique combination of foundation funding, employee volunteerism, and other resources, eBay Foundation has created The Opportunity Project to extend the company’s commitment to global citizenship. By scaling social innovations that create economic opportunity, The Opportunity Project gives people in need the chance to participate in the global economy, provide for families, and build stronger communities. For more information: www.theopportunityproject.org.