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Saddlebred Rescue, Inc. Receives eBay Foundation Grant



Blairstown, NJ - eBay Foundation recently awarded a CHAMPION A CHARITY grant of $2500 to Saddlebred Rescue, Inc. (SBR) The grant was made possible due to efforts by Jean Brown, an eBay Inc. employee who “championed” funding for the organization.  Funds will support the purchase of a run-in shed for use by the rescue horses.

eBay Foundation’s CHAMPION A CHARITY program encourages employees to become involved with and advocate funding for nonprofit organizations that work to improve the quality of life for all.  A competitive program through which grant decisions are made by an employee committee, eBay Foundation CHAMPION A CHARITY grants are only made to organizations recommended for funding by eBay employees.

Plans are in the works for a presentation of the check at the American Royal in November.

About Saddlebred Rescue

SBR started in the fall of 2005 and became an official 501(c)3 nonprofit org in 2006.  It was started by two professional trainers and a customer to give back to the industry/breed that had done so much for them.  The intent was to save Saddlebred horses from going to slaughter and place them in homes, lesson and therapy programs.

 

These efforts are felt throughout the community by the Amish, lesson programs (source of safe/inexpensive horses), students, vets, farriers, tack & feed stores, farmers, wholesalers etc. all benefit from this effort.  eBay and PayPal are included in this list as many horses are paid for and donations received thru PayPal.  Many people bid on eBay items that are donated to SBR.

 

In the first two years of operation, SBR has saved approximately 250 horses.  USEF recognized SBR with its 2006 Heroes for Horses award.  USEF is the governing body for many breeds of horses and the US Equestrian Team. 

 

Jean Brown of Omaha, Neb. is an active participant on Saddlebred Rescue’s discussion forum and a strong supporter of SBR’s efforts. To learn more about Saddlebred Rescue, Inc., visit www.saddlebredrescue.com.

 

About eBay Foundation

eBay Foundation was established by eBay, Inc. in 1998 as a way to give back.  Today, the Foundation works to improve the social and economic well-being of communities by partnering with leading nonprofit organizations.  Since its inception, the Foundation has contributed over $14 million to nonprofit organizations worldwide.  To learn more about the Foundation, visit www.ebay.com/foundation.



Buttons was purchased just before
a slaughter sticker was put on him.



Eight-year-old Kendall Adams and
Who’s Got the Buttons winning their class.




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