Unique eBay item will raise funds for program aimed at Asperger Syndrome students.
The Yes I Can program is proving itself a real innovator in
the world of fundraising during tough economic times.
Going beyond the traditional restaurant night or T-shirt
sales, the Hart District program, which combines students with special needs possessing a
wide spectrum of disorders with general education mentors, holds a concert
called “Summer Meltdown” every year, featuring the best in alternative music.
This time, the music is helping them. One lucky eBay bidder will
win two VIP passes to every show on the 2009 North American Vans/Rockstar Taste
of Chaos Warped Tour. The winner can go to one, a few or all 46 of the venues.
The tour begins June 26 in Pomona,
and goes through more than 20 states and Canada
before returning to Los Angeles on
VIP passes are good for admission to the concert and
backstage areas as well as some photo access. They don’t include travel, meals
The passes are listed on eBay (click here for link) and all
proceeds will benefit Yes I Can.
The majority of the Yes I Can students with special needs
have a form of autism known as Asperger's Syndrome. Producing the concert has
helped these students learn valuable life skills and enjoy their learning
experience at the same time.