Yahoo donates almost $1 million to local charities
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCCU) —
Today Yahoo donated nearly $1 million to three local charities.
Habitat for Humanity, Don Moyer Boys and Girls Club and the Eastern Illinois Food Bank each received $320,000 from the Yahoo Employee Foundation.
The donations came from a company-wide collection, as well as contributions from yahoo's owners.
Representatives from Habitat for Humanity and the Eastern Illinois Food Bank say this was the largest donation they’ve ever received.
"It is huge,” Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Champaign County said. “We plan on investing it and using it to build houses at least 10 years into the future. We also tithed some of it so that those countries that we feel passionate about and throughout the world will be able to buy houses too."
Yahoo employees in Champaign are active in volunteering at each of these organizations.