Poster Auction to Benefit Kenya

farfromglorifiedfarfromglorified Posts: 5,709
edited February 2008 in The Porch
Hey everybody,

I'm auctioning off 3 Pearl Jam posters on eBay and will donate 100% of the proceeds to The East African Center, a Seattle-based non-profit dedicated to improving the education, health, and general welfare of Kenyans living in extreme poverty. EAC operates the Vutakaka Community Center which includes a school for both child and adult literacy programs, a health clinic that provides basic health services as well as HIV/AIDS/tuberculosis/malaria education, and a sewing and agricultural cooperative to help provide income to those living in or near the village. They are currently trying to expand their over-crowded school as the Kenyan government continues to fail in its promise to deliver education to all Kenyan children.

As you probably have heard, Kenya is currently a country in turmoil. Violence is raging following the recent presidential election in which two sides are claiming victory. This violence is affecting EAC's work as the prices for basic goods are skyrocketing. Any support you can provide will help EAC continue to provide basic goods and services to people who desperately need them.

To view the poster auctions, use the following links:

SIGNED: Atlantic City - Borgata 2005 (Pink)

Cleveland 2003

Adelaide 2006

Also, you can make a secure and direct donation to EAC using this link:

I would encourage anyone who is interested in helping to make an anonymous donation using the link above with the designation "The Friends of Pearl Jam". I'm so proud of the fact that this band and its fans have such an active social conscience and there are few better places for which we can exercise that conscience. Any amount you generously give will go a long way to help a lot of people who live without many of the things we all take for granted. In just the last month, EAC has helped...

...provide 48 infants with immunizations 4 women from dying during childbirth
...teach 78 mothers the importance of breastfeeding
...provide 180 students with a nutritious daily meal, each and every day
...reach over 1,000 people with general health services and education

Your help will ensure that EAC's efforts will continue and provide them the opportunity to reach more ordinary Kenyans in need.

Best of luck to those of you who will bid in the poster auctions and many thanks to any of you who choose to donate some of your hard-earned money to this deserving organization. Finally, thanks to the Ten Club for allowing me to auction off these posters for a great cause.

Asante sana (thank you),

Jeff (ffg)
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