Favourite your charity and help them win £7000
This October, eBay users in the UK can help their favourite charity win £7,000. There is also a chance to win £250 spending money for yourself.
The charity prizes are:
- 1st place – £7,000
- 2nd place – £3,000
- 3rd place – £2,000
- Top small charity (under £1.5m turnover) – £2,000
All you need to do is search for your favourite charity on the competition page and click on the ‘save as favourite’ button on their profile. You’ll notice the heart icon change to red and the charity appear as a favourite on the right of the page. At the end of October the three charities favourited the most times will be awarded the cash prizes.
If you do choose to favourite a charity, you’ll be able to donate to that charity at checkout. If you don’t have a favourite charity eBay will simply suggest a charity for you to donate to anyway.
This competition was run a couple of years back and proved hugely popular. Although the cash prizes are nice for the charities, the real bonus is the number of people who actively chose to follow a charity and the number of times they may donate a pound at checkout in the future.
If you work for a charity then it’s time to Facebook, tweet, Instagram, Pin and email your supporters asking them to favourite you on eBay. You might win a prize to assist with your charity work but more importantly you will gain followers who may donate regularly in the future.
Top small charity (under £1.5m turnover)
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and why we wont be participating
When charities with high street shops start paying for their stock and paying all ‘staff’ a salary like the businesses they are competing against, then I will consider donating to them – until that day my charity of choice are my children.
When charity shops were dingy smelly places in back streets, and we could go to jumble sales at the weekend for our local scouts, church hall or whatever, then fair enough, but now that many of them are in prime high street locations then they really ought to be paying their way, and stop conning people by pretending that goods donated help the needy, when a lot of the money goes to the directors, shop managers etc, and they don’t state clearly how much is actually given to their cause from every pound raised.
charity is a joke 21st century , only 10% of the money raised reaches the people intended if lucky and charity shops which litter our empty high streets are just full of dead people clothes and jigsaws with missing pieces , the staff take all the best clothes and resell on ebay