The Shawn Esfahani Foundation has committed to donating $400,000 to the Baldwin County Sheriff's Boys Ranch
The Shawn Esfahani Foundation has committed to donating $400,000 in cash, cars, and in- kind services to the Baldwin County Sheriff's Boys Ranch over the next ten years.
The Shawn Esfahani Foundation has committed to donating $400,000 in cash, cars, and in- kind services to the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Boys Ranch over the next ten years. The Boys Ranch, which is supported by Sheriff Huey “Hoss” Mack, provides family-style residential homes for Baldwin County’s at-risk young men.
The Ranch’s mission is to provide young men a safe haven in which to grow spiritually and physically into responsible members of society. The Shawn Esfahani Foundation will support the Ranch’s stated mission by providing mentoring and valuable vocational training through team members employed by Eastern Shore Toyota and other dealerships affiliated with the Shawn Esfahani Foundation.
Specifically, the Shawn Esfahani Foundation has established a paid internship for qualified residential candidates. Those candidates who demonstrate a strong work ethic and a desire to work with others will have the opportunity through an on-the-job-training program to obtain ASE certification. For each candidate who completes the certification process, the value of the education and training provided by the Shawn Esfahani Foundation will be in excess of $40,000.
The Shawn Esfahani Foundation will also donate vehicles to the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Boys Ranch to assist in the transportation of candidates to and from their internship, and the Shawn Esfahani Foundation will purchase a set o f tools for all qualified candidates who successfully complete the certification program.
All candidates who participate in the program (regardless of whether they progress to completion) will acquire valuable vocational training that will assist them in their ultimate career path. Those who remain in the program and obtain their master technician certification, may qualify for full-time employment at a dealership affiliated with the Shawn Esfahani Foundation.
In time, the Shawn Esfahani Foundation intendsto expand its vocational training and internships to other important areas of business-including customer service, food service, sales, and management. And, the Shawn Esfahani Foundation is assessing how to best assist the Boys Ranch increase its capacity to accept more residents and to extend residency beyond the current maximum age of 18.
This latest $400,000 commitment raises the Shawn Esfahani Foundation’s total committed donations to$ 2 million since the Foundation became operational in 2023. The Shawn Esfahani Foundation remainscommitted to enriching the lives of the most needy, encouraging the challenged to persevere, and inspiring the most fortunate to join the Foundation’s founder, Shawn Esfahani, in philanthropy.
It is Shawn Esfahani’s goal to increase the Shawn Esfahani Foundation giving base to $10M through donations and fundraisers to be able to increase the amount of giving back to the community.