eBay’s Giving Works program is pitching in to aid organizations involved in the disaster relief effort in Haiti. Shop with sellers committed to sharing their auction proceeds and you’ll help too.
eBay has been involved in launching programs to benefit Haiti earthquake victims, leveraging a business model that integrates fundraising in its core shopping and payments experience.
“Our hearts go out to the millions of people who will no doubt be affected by the devastating earthquake in Haiti,” said John Donahoe, CEO of eBay Inc. “Clearly, it will require a massive humanitarian effort to help the country recover … and through our businesses, we are galvanizing our employees and consumers to aid in those efforts.”
On ebay.com, people can buy, sell and/or make cash donations through a dedicated landing page. Some sellers who have committed to give up a portion or all of their auction proceeds have been given a special section on the Giving Works portion of the site. Hundreds of sports cards and memorabilia items are already listed for sale. Money raised goes to Save the Children, The American Red Cross, and some 40 other nonprofits involved in the Haiti relief effort. The program is carefully regulated by eBay to ensure the proceeds do wind up in the hands of the charities.
“eBay has 89 million buyers and sellers worldwide and PayPal has 78 million active accounts,” said Donahoe. “This puts us in a unique position to drive relief donation through our communities. And we are.”
To see the 1000+ lots of sports cards and memorabilia available through the Giving Works program, click here.