GARDENA, CA – The Carroll Shelby Foundation donated $20,000 to The Eli Home, a nonprofit organization focused on breaking the cycle of child abuse and family violence. The donation was made on May 15, 2017, at the annual Eli Home golf tournament at the Anaheim Hills Golf Club in Anaheim, California.
“Carroll Shelby initially created the Carroll Shelby Foundation in 1991 to help children with life-threatening illnesses win the race for life,” said Neil Cummings, CEO of Carroll Shelby Licensing, Co CEO of Carroll Shelby International and Co President of the Carroll Shelby Foundation. “We are always seeking ways to carry on Carroll’s philanthropic vision, and The Eli Home is a charity that he would be proud to support. We are honored to be associated with an organization that provides much needed assistance to victims of child and family abuse.”
On May 15, 2017, Cummings attended The Eli Home charity golf tournament, an annual fundraising event that benefits abused children and their mothers. While there, keeping the spirit of Carroll Shelby alive, Cummings presented the $20,000 donation on behalf of the Carroll Shelby Foundation.
The Eli home started out in 1983 as a Bible study group composed of likeminded individuals who shared a similar passion. 18 short months later, they put their plans to action and opened up the first shelter for abused children and their mothers. Now, The Eli Home operates two shelter facilities, two successful social enterprises, a walk-in counseling center, community youth job training initiative, corporate headquarters and a dedicated professional counseling and therapy staff.
“The Eli Home is able to thrive and fulfill its mission thanks to the continual love and support from organizations like The Carroll Shelby Foundation,” said Lorri Galloway, Executive Director of The Eli Home. “Donations like these help us fund our many projects including the shelter program, which provides beneficial resources and tools for children of abuse and their mothers.”
The Carroll Shelby Foundation has been a longtime supporter of The Eli Home.
“We’ve been a part of their annual golf tournament, donated gifts to the kids during the holidays and even participated in the Christmas tree program, which is a fabulous way to decorate your home or office for the holidays,” said Cummings. “We believe in giving kids and families the support that they need in order to lead healthy, productive and prosperous lives.”
About the Carroll Shelby Foundation
The Carroll Shelby Foundation was created by legendary racer and automotive manufacturer Carroll Shelby. Headquartered in Gardena, Calif., the Foundation is dedicated to providing medical assistance for those in need, including children, educational opportunities for young people through automotive and other training programs and benefitting the Shelby Automotive Museum. Visit www.shelby.com