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Celebrities Sell for a Cause on the New Facebook Marketplace

We’ve been pleased with the reception of our Sell for a Cause feature on Facebook Marketplace. We all have things we’re not using, why not sell them to raise money for a charity we care about?

We’re excited to announce that a number of celebrities are jumping in to help raise money for their favorite charities. Please visit the new Facebook Marketplace to check out the following cool items:

  • A signed original Princess Bride script from Robin Wright Penn to benefit the EcoMom Congo Project
  • A new laptop computer from San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom to benefit Project Homeless Connect
  • An autographed shirt “Obama Girl” Amber Ettinger and life-size Barack Obama poster to benefit EarthHour.org
  • Paulette’s custom-made dress worn by Jennifer Coolidge in Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde to benefit the National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • A signed yellow jersey (given only to the winner of the Desert Grand Slam) from Dean Karnazes to benefit Blue Planet Run Foundation
  • An autographed copy of Seal’s latest album, SOUL to benefit the Sierra Club
  • A recorded voicemail message by Fran Drescher to benefit Cancer Schmancer
  • Ecoist bag made from misprinted candy labels by Zem Joaquin to benefit Healthy Child, Healthy World
  • Two mouse pads depicting the original invention of the mouse by inventor Dr. Doug Engelbart to benefit Shaping Youth

If every Facebook user sold one item for $10, more than $1 billion dollars would be raised for needy causes, which is the fundraising goal Marketplace has set for 2009. I encourage all Facebook users to place an item for sale to benefit a cause that they care about. Items could range from that great sweater or pair of shoes that never fit to a digital camera or power washer.

We’re very excited about the huge fundraising potential Marketplace has as a tool to raise awareness – and funds – for important causes around the world.

2 Responses to “Celebrities Sell for a Cause on the New Facebook Marketplace”

  1. March 13th, 2009 at 10:47 am

    GiftShopping says:

    Thanks for sharing this topic and I’m going to tell my networking friends. That’s a fantastic idea especially at one of the most popular social networks. This is a great exposure for celebrities as well as helping for a needy cause. Celebrities can create a huge movement in society that’s good.

    Isn’t marketing wonderful? I’m going to donate an item for a needy cause. I’ve got my thinking cap on. Have a great day!

  2. March 20th, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    Joackim Penti says:

    What a great way toi get attention.

    Oodle keeps on rolling at full steam. Can’t wait till you’ll roll deeper in Europe. We are quite a few waiting for you monopoly breakers to come our way. You know :)

    All the best to all of you.

    Cheers from Denmark

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