Chevy Chase may be a college man on the NBC hit Community, but he’s aiming to participate in a different kind of education through his annual charity auction with wife Jayni to benefit their organization GREEN Community Schools.
The goal of their GREEN program is to ensure that kids live well and make smart choices. How do they do that? Well, it’s pretty great and eco-friendly, actually. They raise funds to transform schools into centers for green development, spreading environmental literacy and awareness so that children can learn the fundamentals about what sustains us— air, water and soil to grow our food. The programs they develop build partnerships with teachers so that lessons in the classrooms will give practical and hands-on knowledge about living sustainably. Sure beats what I learned in Home Ec!
This year marks the 7th annual GREEN Schools Auction on charitybuzz, where Chase calls in all his favors to compile a bounty of truly bid-worthy items. You can bid on tickets to a taping of SNL and passes to the after party, entrance to Robert Downey Jr.’s next movie premiere, a tennis lesson with John McEnroe (mind the swearing and racket throwing), and a brunch with Chase himself and National Lampoon co-star Beverly D’angelo.
The auction is live at charitybuzz through December 20th, so if you’ve got a couple of extra G’s to spare go ahead and bid on this eco-cause! It would sure impress me to get one of these items as a stocking stuffer… just saying… wink wink.