Everyone has stuff lying around that they don’t need or want anymore – things that are too good or useful to throw away, but are no longer really needed. For most people, these items eventually make their way into thrift store donation boxes and garage sales. Now, however, they can be sold through the new Facebook Marketplace – with proceeds supporting the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
To kick off this new marketplace, Facebook is launching an initiative called "Celebrities Selling for a Cause,” and we’re a part of it. Actress Jennifer Coolidge is selling a custom made dress she wore when starring as Paulette in "Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde" and donating the proceeds to benefit the National Trust's "Rebuilding New Orleans" project.
Happily, you don't have to be a celebrity to sell for a cause. Anyone can buy an item or sell one on behalf of the National Trust and all the proceeds will go toward our efforts along the Gulf Coast. I'm not sure what I’m going to buy yet, but I know my colleague Caroline has her eye on the collectible sock puppet up there now. I know I'll be going through my closets when I get home tonight – and I suggest you do the same. Together, we can make a real difference in rebuilding New Orleans.
And, even if you can't buy or sell an item, there are several other ways that you can support the National Trust:
- Become a Fan on Facebook
Visit the National Trust for Historic Preservation's Facebook Page
- Tell A Friend
Spread the word about this exciting new way to support the National Trust for Historic Preservation
- Learn About Our Work
Since Hurricane Katrina, the National Trust has worked to rebuild historic New Orleans and the Gulf Coast.
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