Jay-Z has joined forces with Nike to create an iconic collection of shoes for charity.
Nike has donated the Air Force Ones to the Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation, who in turn have linked up with eBay on a charity auction where the five unique pairs will raise funds for its mission to provide financial assistance to promising individuals upon acceptance into any accredited institution of higher learning.
According to the Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation, “It is our mission, with the help of our mentoring program to soundly assert education and community development through service and awareness while equipping each incumbent with the essential mental, physical and financial support. The scholarship was founded on the belief that any desiring individual should have an opportunity to further their education.”
One hundred percent of the funds raised will support the Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation. The charity auction began on August 12, and bidders can visit eBay to enter a bid. Only two pairs of each of the five designs will be created, one for the winning bidder and one for the man behind the design, Jay-Z.
The charity auction began on August 12, at 9:00 a.m. EDT and ends on August 22, at 9:00 a.m. EDT.