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Amani receives a grant from the eBay Foundation

March 23, 2013 by

Happy to officially announce that Amani Children’s Home, the non-profit organization supported by Summit Stories, has received a grant from the eBay Foundation Bay Area Give Team to pursue its mission and continue to provide support to the Tanzanian Children.

Amani is located in Moshi (Tanzania) and is dedicated to the protection of the country’s most vulnerable population: street children. Founded by locals in 2001, Amani has rescued hundreds of children from the perils of street life, where they face numerous dangers like malnutrition and abuse.

ebay grantThe funds granted by the eBay Foundation’s Bay Area Give Team as part of eBay Foundations’ employee-led grant recommendation process will be used for resources and materials to set up a psycho-social counseling service at the Amani Home, so that a psycho-social counselor will complement Amani’s current efforts in both social work and education.

“It has been a great experience working with the eBay Foundation team” said Francesco holding the over-sized cheque “and I look forward to bringing this wonderful sign of encouragement and support to Amani”.

This summer, the Summit Stories team will also spend time volunteering at Amani and meet the Amani Kids, adding a special texture to life at Amani.

About the eBay Foundation
The first corporate foundation to be endowed with pre-IPO stock, eBay Foundation was established in 1998, underscoring the company’s early commitment to philanthropy. Since then, the Foundation has given $21 million to organizations around the world and inspired hundreds of companies to establish similar philanthropic efforts.