A little extra baggage isn’t always a bad thing, especially on JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq: JBLU), the carrier known for offering customers a first checked bag free. To celebrate this liberating experience and help raise money for America’s youth, more than 50 famous musicians, actors and athletes have donated their signed carry-ons, party purses, briefcases, guitar cases and other baggage to JetBlue’s Celebrity Baggage charity auction. The baggage will be auctioned off on eBay, the world’s largest online marketplace, during two seven-day auction periods with 100 percent of the proceeds benefitting the airline’s long-standing charitable partner, DoSomething.org. Bidding is open today through June 6 at www.jetblue.com/celebritybaggage.
Each signed bag includes a custom JetBlue luggage tag and some pieces are accompanied by personal items and unique experiences from the celebrity donor. To get up-close and personal with the baggage, fans can head to Santa Monica Place in Santa Monica, CA where many of the items will be on display and visitors can bid on them directly from their smartphones.
Celebrity donations include items from Amber Valetta, Blake Griffin, Brittany Snow, Busy Philipps, Chelsea Handler, Donald Trump, Jessica Simpson, Jordin Sparks, Kellan Lutz, Kelly Osbourne, Lindsay Lohan, Matt Leinart, Paul ‘DJ Pauly D’ DelVecchio, Rosario Dawson, Ryan Seacrest, Samantha Harris, Sara Evans, Stacy Keibler and Taylor Swift among others (see full celebrity list below).
Jessica’s donation will be available to bid on from May 31 – June 6. I’ll keep you updated!