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SCHOOL, eBAY TEAM UP TO RAISE MONEY

Internet auction giant eBay is joining forces with St. John's Pine Peace School to help raise funds to complete the school's library and computer center.
"Realizing the need for businesses to get directly involved with the education of our children, e-Bay has adopted the school in order to attract attention to the library drive," Pine Peace development director Steve Walker says. Once completed, the facility will be open to the community surrounding the school, and Pine Peace will offer Internet classes along with basic library instruction, he said.
The auction will be held on eBay www.ebay.com from Monday, Oct. 18, through Thursday, Oct. 28. A number of hotels, resorts and private villa owners have donated one-week stays that will go to the highest bidders, wherever in the world they may be.
Any day the auction is up and running, interested parties can log on to the eBay site, where they will be directed to the Pine Peace School auction page. Once there, they will find the packages to bid on — from large resorts such as the Westin on St. John and the Wyndham Sugar Bay on St. Thomas, as well as a number of small but luxurious island villas. All proceeds from the auction will go directly to the school's library fund.
Pine Peace School is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, which means that the successful bidders on the room packages can claim a tax deduction for a portion of the donation.
For further information locally on the project, contact Walker by calling the Pine Peace office at 776-6495 or e-mailing to sog@viaccess.net. The school's web site is found at www.pinepeaceschool.k12.vi.

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