PBM Announces On-Line Auction - Find Great Items and Support a Great Cause
- Contact: Tracy Press
Powerful Beyond Measure
July 30th, 2008
PBM Hosts 3rd Semi-Annual On-Line Auction
Exploring Possibilities opens its 6th chapter – exposing careers in music and performing arts
Washington, DC – On August 1st, 2008, Powerful Beyond Measure (PBM) will begin its 3rd On-Line Auction, hosted through on-line powerhouse, eBay. This important fundraiser will take place throughout the month of August, and offer a new item every other day to a nationwide audience. Powerful Beyond Measure offers youth programming to lower-income, at-risk and urban students utilizing the entertainment, arts, media and sports industries in creative and productive ways.
The auction will offer a variety of items, including autographed sports memorabilia, book and CD collections, spa packages, household goodies, and entertainment collectibles; while also offering other unique packages for all tastes. To support the auction, buyers can visit www.ebay.com and proceed to ‘Advanced Search.” Once in this sub-menu, visitors can go to “Find a Member” and type in powerfulbeyondmeasure. Once the match is found (under Washington DC ), visitors will be led to the Powerful Beyond Measure page, with an option to view all listings for the auctions. Each listing will be up for auction for five days.
A few of the items and packages that will be offered include:
Autographed Authentic NFL Football: Special edition for the NFL Experience from Super Bowl XXXVIII (2004); Signed by various NFL players. Item was delivered directly from the NFL
Restaurant Gift Certificates – Collection of gift certificates to various restaurants for the ultimate diner
The Simpsons Movie Animated Cel: A Simpsons cel is a sheet of clear celluloid containing a hand painted image of a character which has been used to create a scene in the production of the movie “The Simpsons”. This classic, one-of-a-kind item usually goes for $600 on eBay
Scholastic Youth Book Collection – A collection of over 20 youth friendly books for kids ages 10-16 for parents to treat their kids to for a love of reading
BET Deluxe Package - BET Collectible Leather Tote Bag; BET J Denim Shirt with BET Logo; BET Spring Bling Towel; BET Collectible “Rip the Runway” Backpack
In other PBM news, the organization presents its fifth installment of its popular program, Exploring Possibilities (EP). Powerful Beyond Measure presents a special opportunity for children and young adults to discover exciting professions, with this episode entitled – Its Showtime!! The Eclectic World of Music and the Performing Arts. The program features presentations by business and creative professionals from the music industry, theater arts, radio world, hip-hop and arts organizations. It will take place on August 9th, 2008 from 11am-3pm. The program will be held at the PBM offices and auditorium in Washington, DC. Students must reserve their space – lunch will be provided and youth will have the opportunity to network with the presenters.
Exploring Possibilities is a series of unique “Career Days”, in which successful adults who want to give back, share professional experiences and present their occupation. The mission of this program is to provide a vehicle for young people in urban communities to be exposed to various jobs that may capture their interest, inspire them to create goals and guide them towards thriving futures. There is a $5 suggested donation, as space is limited. As part of this event, attendees also receive special giveaways.
To make a donation to PBM’s auction or contribute to supplying the new space, please contact Tracy Press at 202-631-7331. To RSVP youth (ages 21 and under) for Exploring Possibilities or to sponsor a portion of the program, please contact powerfulbeyondmeasure1@.... For more information about the organization, please visit www.powerbeyondmeasure.org
Powerful Beyond Measure (PBM) is a 501c3 non-profit organization that focuses on youth development and aiding lower-income families, by integrating the entertainment, arts, sports and media industries. Our mission is to utilize these influential fields to effectively reach urban communities via creative programming and focused services that will shape young people and empower adults to become active leaders. This strategy was developed upon the realization that these industries were powerful by way of their appeal to our target population. By finding a way to positively harness that power to make programs more appealing, we can continue to implement the important values and beneficial offerings of more conventional non-profits.