Did you know that you could shop every day to benefit hundreds of verified non-profit organizations? Ebay has a program called Giving Works. The program is implemented directly into Ebay’s regular auctions. You can find auctions with charitable donation designations through the Giving Works homepage.
Non-profit organizations who would like to list items directly can do so by registering through PayPal Giving Fund as a direct seller. Paypal verifies that the organization is IRS registered 501(c)(3) compliant, does not promote hate or violence, and has no known terrorist ties. The organization receives special designation on their Ebay seller page. The non-profit can use this designation to help raise awareness for their cause. One hundred percent of all direct seller auctions are donated to the charity.
You can also donate items to be auctioned off for your favorite charity or even designate just a portion of the proceeds. In order to be eligible for a charity listing you must donate between 10 to 100 percent of an auction to an approved Giving Works non-profit. The only exception is automobiles, which can designate as little as 1 percent.
A few of the most popular non-profits on Giving Works are:
- American Red Cross
- American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
- Bright Pink
- Children of Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund
- Doctors Without Borders USA
- Share Our Strength- No Kid Hungry campaign
I browsed around to find hundreds of fantastic items. There were listings for Burberry, Lilly Pulitzer, MAC, Ralph Lauren and many other high-end brands. Are you looking to purchase a car? I found someone donating a small portion of the sales of a BMW Z4 Roadster to the Wounded Warrior Project. There were listings for clothing, purses, makeup, automobiles and even travel. Over $333 million has been donated to non-profits to date. In addition to buying and selling for charitable organizations you can donate directly to causes.
You can use Ebay Giving Works and PayPal Giving Fund to raise money and awareness for your favorite non-profit organizations today!