Marietta, GA, May 07, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- he Eddie James Foundation for Children today announced it has been granted 501(c)(3) tax exempt status by the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The IRS has classified The Eddie James Foundation for Children as a public charity. The ruling means that all contributions to the organization are tax exempt.
The Eddie James Foundation for Children was founded in memory of Eddie James who was a victim of a tragic motorcycle collision in Atlanta in December of 2009. The Foundation was established to support public and private programs dedicated to the recovery of abused children and young adults through financial contribution. The Foundation’s focus is to stop the cycle of abuse through proper education, mentoring, counseling and activities that encourage children to reach their full potential without the influences of violence, addiction or neglect.
“Receiving 501(c)(3) status was critical to our development as it provides the possibility for others to contribute financially to our cause,” said Lisa Erbes, chairman of The Eddie James Foundation for Children. “We can now begin to address the critical requirements of abused children and young adults through grants awarded to organizations and individuals in need.”
About The Eddie James Foundation for Children
The Eddie James Foundation for Children, founded in January 2010, directly funds and supports a variety of quality public and private programs dedicated to assisting abused children and young adults. Eddie’s Road, a program of the foundation, raises funds through various special events and the contributions of donors to support the Foundation’s mission. The Eddie James Foundation for Children and Eddie’s Road are headquartered in Marietta, GA and award grants to eligible organizations nationwide. For more information or to make a donation, visit the Eddie’s Road website at www.eddiesroad.org.
Lisa Erbes Wendy Barclay
Chairman, Board of Directors Member, Board of Directors
Eddie’s Road Eddie’s Road