February 6, 2009 (HOSTSEARCH.COM) Web host Go Daddy
is helping Arizonas homeless youth, it was reported recently. The company is the Presenting Sponsor of the "Doorway of Hope" dinner which takes place today at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, Arizona USA. The dinner will benefit HomeBase Youth Services a non-profit organization dedicated to reaching out to at-risk and homeless teens.
"There are thousands of young people - "aged out" of foster care and far too young to be on their own - trying to survive on the streets of Arizona," explained Bob Parsons, CEO and Founder of Go Daddy. "As a business and community leader, our company feels a responsibility to reach out and support organizations trying to do all they can to give these young people a decent chance at a decent life."
HomeBase teaches at-risk and homeless youth how to live healthy and independent lives through outreach, mobile medical services, transitional housing, employment and education opportunities, as well as mental health and substance abuse services.
"I can attribute much of my success to what I learned in the Marine Corps, and after Vietnam, to the University of Baltimore, which I was able to attend thanks to the GI Bill," added Mr. Parsons. "A little guidance and support can sometimes put a life with no direction on a path of never-ending possibilities."
Go Daddy donated in excess of $1.7 million to a range of charities and community organizations in 2008. These organizations supported causes ranging from domestic violence, child abuse and teenage homelessness to searching for cures for Parkinson's disease and breast cancer.