(EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) attends an evening of "Making The Ordinary Extraordinary" hosted by The Shawn Carter Foundation at Pier 54 on September 29, 2011 in New York City.

The Shawn Carter Foundation, founded by Jay Z’s mom Gloria, and eBay for Charity have come together to help underprivileged youth pay for college educations. The eBay for Charity auctions campaign launched earlier today (May 15th) and will run through May 24th. All of the proceeds from the auctions will go towards benefiting the Shawn Carter Foundation’s educational programs and scholarship fund.

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Among the unique experiences on auction are a VIP lounge party at Jay Z’s 40/40 Club in New York City, Made in America VIP passes and the 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.

Fans can also donate directly to the Shawn Carter Foundation. They 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 photo shoot on Roc Nation’s famous gold couch and dinner for two at the 40/40 Club with accommodations and flights included.

Shoppers can make donations in the form of symbolic gifts ranging from $10 to $100 as well. These gifts will assist students who can’t afford public education ($10), are struggling to afford a college meal plan ($25) or need help to defray the cost of required academic materials not covered by tuition ($50). The $100 donations will help students participating in the foundation’s college tours.


[via Billboard]

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