Some Days, My Job is Pretty Cool

Once again, a week of very few posts — this is getting to be a habit. A bad, bad habit. But the reason, this time, is a good one (unlike, say, last week.) I’ve been working on a really fun project at the office that’s been taking up a ton of time. We’ve finally announced it today, and though I generally try to keep a bit of separation between work and this blog, it’s too cool not to share.  The message below is from our work blog, and since I wrote most of it, it doesn’t even count as plagiarizing. Much, anyway.

Oh, and you have to be a member of Facebook to click through to a lot of the links, so if you’ve been thinking of joining, but haven’t yet (Common Loon, I’m looking at you!), maybe now’s the time.


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:

2 thoughts on “Some Days, My Job is Pretty Cool

  1. sprite March 12, 2009 / 1:33 pm

    That is pretty cool. Still not gonna join FB, though. 😉

  2. Joanne March 13, 2009 / 3:24 am

    Dude, there’ll be lots of baby stuff coming your way in a bit. My house is so cluttered!

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