PayPal and eBay today announced that thirteen Irish charities will receive funding totalling almost €55,000 from the eBay Inc. GIVE Foundation in 2015. Nominated by employees of PayPal and eBay, at their Blanchardstown, Ballycoolin and Dundalk offices, the charities will receive GIVE grants to fund a number of projects, both locally and nationally.

The GIVE grants include the funding of two wishes for children through Make-A-Wish Ireland; essential supplies for the newly opened St. Francis Hospice in Blanchardstown, and funding towards the provision of a Tobii C15 Eye-Glaze device which will help someone with Motor Neurone Disease express themselves, converse and browse the web through the blinking of their eyes.

St Ultan’s Childcare Project, based in Cherry Orchard, also received funding to develop sustainable programmes for both teenagers and adults to ensure the care and development of life skills for young people.

The full list of charities receiving funding through the eBay Inc. GIVE Programme are:

[li]Saint Ultan’s Childcare Project[/li]
[li]Aoibheann’s Pink Tie[/li]
[li]Make-A-Wish Ireland[/li]
[li]Holly’s Horse Haven[/li]
[li]St. Francis Hospice[/li]
[li]Maria Goretti Foundation[/li]
[li]Serve the City[/li]
[li]Irish Dogs for the Disabled[/li]
[li]National Exotic Animal Sanctuary[/li]
[li]Irish Motor Neuron Disease Association[/li]
[li]Mulhuddart Men’s Shed[/li]
[li]Dundalk Dog Rescue[/li]
[li]Bone Marrow for Leukemia Trust[/li]

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