Funds for Historic Schoolhouse

Members of eBay Enterprise's Brunswick GIVE Team presented a $2,500 check to The Friends of Harrington School, Inc. for the restoration of the historic African American schoolhouse on St. Simons Island on October 28, 2014.

GIVE Team is an acronym for Grantmaking and Inspiring Volunteerism Everywhere. Employees at the Brunswick center for eBay Enterprises are dedicated to making a difference in the community. For more information about GIVE and the eBay Foundation of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation go to http://theopportunityproject.org/about-ebay-foundation.

“Dan Zynda, an analyst at Ebay Enterprises in Brunswick and a volunteer at the annual Georgia Sea Island Festival sponsored by the St. Simons African American Heritage Coalition asked his company to call us,” stated Friends President Patty Deveau. “We were delighted to submit a grant and we look forward to an upcoming work day where the local eBay employees can work side by side with the historic preservation contractors to lend a hand as well as these funds to completing this important heritage tourism site.”

To make a donation to the restoration of the historic Harrington School or to sign up your office or club for upcoming hands-on work days this winter, call 912-634-0330.

ebay donation group photo

Photo by Harlan Hambright.
Picture l to r: Friends of Harrington School Marcia Maquire, Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commissioner Griffin Lotson, eBay Center Manager Dan Cunningham, Glynn County Commissioner Dale Provenzano; former Harrington students Georgia Golden, Amy Roberts, former Harrington day care Mildred Green, Berthenia Gibson, Ruthie Cobb and Isadora Hunter; Friends of Harrington School Aidine Kiernan and Donna Livingston Hoh; eBay Client Services Manager Melonie Smith, and (kneeling) eBay Analyst Dan Zynda.