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eBay match donations to US COVID-19 relief efforts

By Lauren Fruncillo May 6, 2020 - 12:03 pm

Yesterday eBay US announced that in celebration of #GivingTuesdayNow when sellers and shoppers donate to Feeding America, Direct Relief and The Opportunity Fund eBay will match donations dollar for dollar, up to $1 million. Additionally, eBay’s Charity Shop has teamed up with Nyjah Huston, Adam Lambert, Jim Lee and more on exclusive charity auctions for fans.

“As part of eBay’s matching pledge, there are many ways to celebrate Giving Tuesday Now on eBay.com/DoGood. From decluttering and donating a percentage of your sales to charity, to donating as little as $1 at checkout, or buying a Gifts That Give Back for just $5”

How US sellers and shoppers can donate:

Sell for Charity

Sellers will be able to donate a portion of their sales to charity, with the option to donate between 10-100% of their sales to organizations like Feeding America, Direct Relief, and The Opportunity Fund. eBay is currently offering 200 additional free listings per month through July to help with this cause.

Donate at Checkout:

US citizens will be able to donate between $1 and $25 during checkout when you make purchases on eBay through PayPal. Each week eBay is featuring a different charity, working on the relief efforts.

Donating gifts:

It is also possible to buy a charitable donation when you’re shopping on eBay. These donations range in value and benefit the various COVID-19 support charities.

Shop:

US citizens can Browse eBay’s Charity Shop for items that benefit charity, from one-of-a-kind collectibles to electronics and celebrity memorabilia.

The eBay community has raised more than $1 billion for charities with more than 83,500 global charities registered on the platform – and is enabling $211 every minute in charity funding by eBay buyers and sellers. With COVID-19 affecting the lives of so many around the world, eBay announcing that they will match donations shows how they are helping in more ways that one to ease some of the pressures caused.

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