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eBay for Charity raised record-breaking $112 Million in 2019

By Lauren Fruncillo February 17, 2020 - 7:00 am

eBay for Charity have had a record-breaking year with $112 Million raised by eBay’s buyers and sellers for non-profit organisations in 2019. Last year, more than 19 million items were listed to benefit charities and $214 was raised every minute.

The amount of charities using eBay to help with their fundraising efforts is on the rise and $101 million was raised globally last year by charities selling on eBay, that’s more than 8.5 million listings. 100% of the funds raised through eBay for charity go back to non-profits and eBay have also recently announced that they have raised $1 billion overall.

The top charities

The top 5 US-based charities for funds raised on eBay for Charity in 2019 were:

  1. Seattle Goodwill
  2. GLIDE
  3. Goodwill San Francisco
  4. human-I-T
  5. Salvation Army

“Our partnership with eBay is an example of Goodwill’s successful ‘earn while you learn’ nonprofit social enterprise model, As the second largest Goodwill seller on the eBay platform, our eBay shop helps us fund salaries and benefits for individuals who have struggled with unemployment—helping them acquire 21st century job skills training. 100 percent of every sale furthers our mission to create second chances through training and the dignity of work.”
– William Rogers, President and CEO, Goodwill San Francisco, San Mateo, and Marin counties.

The top categories

The Top 5 2019 eBay for charity categories:

eBay have reported that electronics are the top category and helped raise more than $16.5m last year.

  1. Electronics – $16.5m funds raised
  2. Books, DVD’s and Music (Media) – $14.5 million funds raised
  3. Fashion – $14 million funds raised
  4. Collectibles – $12.5 million funds raised
  5. Tickets, experiences and other (Lifestyle) – $10.5 million funds raised

“Human-I-T would not be where it is today without eBay for Charity, It propels our mission to inspire and empower people through technology and information to achieve their full potential. Be it allowing a child to do their homework from the comfort of their own home, a parent applying to a better paying job, or a grandparent being able to order their medication online, we are here to create opportunities.”
– Gabe Middleton, CEO, Human-I-T

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