eBay for charity raise record amount, up 15%

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eBay have announced that a record $63 million, or $120 a minute for charitable causes was donated in the last year. That’s an increase of 15%, and that in the middle of a global recession.

eBay enables charitable giving through it’s Giving Works platform in the US and Canada, which launched in August 2011, and eBay for Charity in the UK. You can donate to a charity by selling on eBay and donating a percentage, by buying items where the seller has chosen to donate a percentage of the selling price to charity, or simply by donating a £1 at checkout when buying any item on eBay.

You can also and it will be suggested to you when buying, selling or donating at checkout.

Currently one of the highest profile charity auctions on eBay UK is , launched at The Langham, London by Tamara Ecclestone. eBay host many sets of auctions like this throughout the year and not only do they drive traffic to eBay but they help raise millions of pounds (or dollars!) for thousands of good causes in the UK, US and Canada.


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