Howling at the Moon: The Odyssey of a Monstrous Music Mogul in an Age of Excess
Paterson, NJ (PRWEB) July 3, 2009
Eva's Village (http://www.EvasVillage.org), a non-profit New Jersey anti-poverty charity, seeks serious inquiries only for historic 35mm film print of Michael Jackson's "Thriller" music video.
For information about this item, call: (973) 906-2283.
For more information about Eva's Village, visit: http://www.evasvillage.org.
In 1985, Eva's Village, a highly respected anti-poverty charity located in Paterson, New Jersey, received a generous donation from Walter Yetnikoff, former president of CBS Records and author of "Howling at the Moon: The Odyssey of a Monstrous Music Mogul in an Age of Excess". Mr. Yetnikoff's donation was a movie release quality 35mm film print of Michael Jackson's "Thriller" music video that had been personally presented to him by Michael Jackson.
The 1982 album "Thriller" sold a record-breaking estimated 50 million records worldwide and the now legendary video that accompanied the "Thriller" album became a music industry landmark. It is likely that Mr. Jackson was most appreciate, since at the time, Walter Yetnikoff, then president of CBS Records was widely reported as saying to MTV and other music video outlets, ''We believe in this guy and you're going to play his videos or we're going to pull all our videos".
When Eva's Village received Walter Yetnikoff's donation, interest from auction houses in Michael Jackson memorabilia was low, as Mr. Jackson was just starting to become the focus of what was to be many years of negative media attention. Despite a growing need for funding in their many anti-poverty programs serving the urban poor of New Jersey, Eva's Village opted to hold the "Thriller" film rather than part with it at that time.
Since the death of Michael Jackson on June 25, interest in Michael Jackson memorabilia has soared, and Eva's Village feels that it is time to put Mr. Yetnikoff's gift to it's intended use. Sister Gloria Perez, Executive Director of Eva's Village, says, "If this amazing piece of Michael Jackson memorabilia is able to serve the poor while also making a Michael Jackson fan happy with their purchase, I think Mr. Jackson's legacy is very well-served."
Eva's Village, located in the heart of Paterson, at 393 Main Street, has been a source of food, shelter, recovery services and healthcare for the homeless in Paterson New Jersey for more than 25 years.
Recently, the unemployment rate in America was reported to be 8.9% for most, but 15.4% when counting the higher numbers for the chronically poor. At Eva's Kitchen, the daily hot lunch for the New Jersey homeless and working poor has increased from 260 servings per day to more than 400, far more than planned for in 2009. Eva's Kitchen provides more than 1,000 meals daily among all Eva's Village programs, including Eva's Kitchen, Eva's shelters, recovery centers and Hope Residence of St. Frances for Mothers and Children.
As the need grows, model anti-poverty charities like faith-based Eva's Village don't shy away from the challenge. They simply do more, so they need to ask for more help from their donors. The aggressive anti-poverty mission of Eva's Village is to feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, treat the addicted and provides free medical and dental care to the poor, with respect for the human dignity of each individual. Yet, in today's difficult economy, who hasn't thought to themselves, "I'm lucky if I can spare $20 let alone make a big donation to a charity". That's why Eva's Village is offering new ways for small donors to help the poor, including a new walk/run called Journey of Hope scheduled for September 26, 2009. Donna Fico, Chief Marketing Officer at Eva's Village says, "We have many active volunteers who would like to do even more, so it's up to us to give them a way to help."
Consider what $20 can do at Eva's Village:
- $20.00 will provide a hot lunch for FOUR hungry people
- $20.00 will provide a winter hat and gloves for TWO very cold homeless people
- $40.00 will provide fruit and vegetables for TWENTY families living in the Hope Residence of St. Frances at Eva's Village
- $40.00 will provide a week's worth of diapers for TEN infants living in the Hope Residence
- $60.00 will provide a cup of coffee for more than TWO THOUSAND homeless men and women
- $100.00 will provide 3 days of complete meals for TWENTY homeless women
Sister Gloria Perez says, "We have all been witness to the power of a random act of kindness, how something small can make a big impact. Every single day, Eva's Village is fueled by the kindness and generosity of others. By supporting our anti-poverty programs at Eva's Village, you can personally improve the lives of people in your own community by giving them the resources they need to achieve self-sufficiency."
To bid on this item, visit: http://donations.ebay.com/charity/charity.jsp?NP_ID=32696.
For information about this 35mm film print of Michael Jackson's "Thriller" music video, call: (973) 906-2283.
For more information about Eva's Village, or to donate, visit: http://www.evasvillage.org.
Eva's Village feeds the hungry, shelters the homeless, treats the addicted and provides free medical and dental care to the poor, with respect for the human dignity of each individual. Founded in 1982, Eva's Village is a 501(c) (3) non-profit and one of the largest, most comprehensive and respected anti-poverty programs in the state of New Jersey and has helped hundreds of men, women and families find new purpose in life.
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