This graduation season, eBay for Charity is partnering with Ms. Gloria Carter, co-founder of the Shawn Carter Foundation to help individuals facing socio-economic hardships further their education at post-secondary institutions. The eBay for Charity auctions, which kick off on May 15 at 8:00 a.m. PDT, will provide fans with the opportunity to donate and bid on unforgettable experiences and signed memorabilia from celebrities such as Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas, CC Sabathia and Andre Ward. 100 percent of proceeds from these items will benefit the Shawn Carter Foundation.
“I have always taught my kids the importance of working hard for what you want. I’ve made it my mission to empower youth by giving them access to higher education,” said Ms. Gloria Carter, Co-Founder of the Shawn Carter Foundation. “With graduation season upon us, I’m thrilled to partner with eBay for Charity for a special auction to raise funds for students in need. The auction includes wonderful items and experiences generously donated by our supporters. There’s plenty to bid on and best of all, 100% of proceeds will go to the Shawn Carter Foundation, so know you’ll be helping to give young people facing hardships the tools they need to pursue their education and dreams.”
Fans will also have the opportunity to donate directly to the Shawn Carter Foundation and will be automatically entered to win a VIP Day at Roc Nation Headquarters. The final VIP Day will include a meeting with Roc Nation executives, hosting a listening session with members of Roc Nation’s A&R and marketing teams, a photoshoot on Roc Nation’s famous gold couch and dinner for two at The 40/40 Club with accommodation & flights included.
Shoppers can make donations in the form of symbolic gifts ranging from $10 to $100. $10 will assist students who cannot afford public transportation fare to get to class. $25 will help college students who struggle to afford a college meal plan. $50 will help to defray the cost of required academic materials that tuition does not cover. And, $100 will help to fund one day on the college bus tour, including campus visits, for a student who will be first in the family to attend college.
“eBay for Charity is honored to partner with the Shawn Carter Foundation this graduation season, to support disadvantaged students who want to continue their education,” said Claire Dixon, eBay’s Vice President of Global Communications and Global Impact. “Together with an amazing roster of celebrities, we’ve sourced unforgettable experiences and unique memorabilia with all proceeds benefitting the Shawn Carter Foundation. At eBay for Charity, we are focused on creating opportunity for all by enabling our users to support great causes when they buy or sell.”
The auction will feature unique experiences and memorabilia including a VIP lounge party at the 40/40 Club in New York City or Made in America VIP passes, to a chance to meet the New York Yankees’ CC Sabathia or the Seattle Mariners’ Robinson Cano. Signed guitars from Nick Jonas and DNCE are also up for auction as part of this charitable campaign.
This initiative will launch on May 15 at 8:00 a.m. PDT and will run until May 24, 2017 at 4 p.m. PDT at eBay.com/SCF.
Watch a video featuring Ms. Gloria Carter on this initiative here.
About eBay for Charity
eBay for Charity is a platform that enables members of the eBay community to donate to causes in the U.S. and abroad. Sellers can donate anywhere between 10-100 percent of the proceeds and buyers can add a donation to their purchase during checkout. To date, more than $725 million dollars have been raised on eBay for Charity. For more information, visit www.ebay.com/charityshop.
About Shawn Carter Foundation
The Shawn Carter Foundation was founded as a public charity in 2003 by Ms. Gloria Carter and her son, Shawn Carter. The mission of the Shawn Carter Foundation (SCF) is to help individuals facing socio-economic hardships further their education at post secondary institutions. In doing so, the goal is to significantly increase the educational, social, and economic prospects of traditionally underserved students so they can fulfill their potential and become positive contributors to the global community.
Since the Foundation’s inception, over $4MM have supported initiatives to empower youth and communities in need through the Foundation’s programs: Scholarship Fund, College Prep and Exposure, International Exposure, Professional Development, Scholar Support and Community & Goodwill Programs. www.shawncartersf.com.