TAMPA, Fla. (October 5, 2015) – The Yob Family Foundation’s mission is to fill the gaps, to take on the causes that are left behind and provide resources for children where they are needed most. The mission of the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch is to prevent delinquency and develop lawful, resilient, and productive citizens. The Sheriffs Youth Ranches philosophy of serving children first made them a perfect fit for the Yob Family foundation.
The Yob Family Foundation supports the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches philosophy of work, study, play and pray. The Yob Family Foundation has partnered with the Florida Aquarium to bring a multitude of children to the Aquarium. This partnership created a unique educational opportunity for 40 children from the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches to learn and experience all the interactive exhibits the aquarium has to offer.
The Yob Family Foundation has also facilitated the opportunity for 100’s of children to watch Tampa Bay Lightning games as well as many concerts and other events at Amalie Arena. “To provide children with opportunities like these keeps our foundation motivated” said Jon Yob, President and Founder of the Yob Family Foundation.
Wayne Witczak, Director of Development for the Sheriffs Youth Ranch made Jon Yob & the Yob Family Foundation a lifetime honorary member of the Florida Sheriffs Association as a thank you for the generosity of the Yob family foundation over the years. Witczak later stated, “Many of our children suffer from years of abuse and neglect, they find socializing very difficult. Events like these help to improve their social interaction skills and position them for future success. We appreciate very much the time the Yob Family Foundation staff spends with our children and look forward to a continued and impactful relationship.”
The Yob Family Foundation will continue to grow its partnership with the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch in the months and years to come, helping raise awareness and promote all they are doing in our community.
About Jon Yob:
Jonathan Yob, founder and President of the Yob Family Foundation is a Tampa based entrepreneur and philanthropist with a passion for child welfare advocacy. Mr. Yob has volunteered in support of community causes for almost three decades. Starting in the early 1990’s, before computer ownership was prevalent, he donated thousands of computers to help bridge the digital divide. He has personally volunteered to assist numerous community causes including The Tampa General Hospital Auxiliary, Joshua House, Friend’s of Joshua House, Kids Charity of Tampa Bay, A Kid’s Place (ex officio), For the Family, Prevent Blindness Florida, Tampa General Hospital’s Palliative Care Unit, etc. Through the Yob Family Foundation, Yob’s efforts have assisted over 50 non profit organizations impacting thousands of lives. While much of the YFF efforts have centered primarily around the Tampa Bay Area, some of the YFF projects are national such as its relationship with the Grammy Museum, as well as projects in Africa to support orphaned children from the Rwanda genocide.