Trayvon Martin's parents Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, attend a news conference at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, Wednesday, April 11, 2012.
Trayvon Martin’s mother will be able to take about eight months paid vacation after a generous donation by her fellow Miami-Dade County employees, according to reports.
The donations came after the county commission approved a resolution authorizing employees to donate their vacation time to Fulton or Yolanda Knight Evans, Trayvon’s aunt and a customer-service representative, the newspaper said.
According to records, 192 employees donated their hours to Fulton and 70 employees donated to Evans.
The money is in addition to the $100,000 raised at rallies and online that the family plans to use to form a criminal justice advocacy foundation in Martin’s name.