eBay : for Charity Publicizes a Report-Breaking 12 months of Neighborhood Assist

Over 25 years in the past, our founder, Pierre Omidyar, constructed eBay round individuals, creating a worldwide neighborhood centering round connection and fueling financial empowerment. This has by no means been extra true than now. Over the previous yr, regardless of dealing with unprecedented challenges, our neighborhood has impressed us with their charitable giving and stepped as much as assist others like by no means earlier than. For the third yr in a row, eBay for Charity broke all data, elevating a complete of almost $123 million globally in charitable donations via the eBay market.

With a rise of almost 10 p.c over the earlier yr, greater than $234 was raised each minute via our platform – and 100 p.c of the funds return to the nonprofits. Final yr, there have been greater than 21 million dwell charity listings that helped assist all kinds of nonprofits, together with Heifer Worldwide, ASPCA, NHS Charities Collectively, Properties for Our Troops, British Coronary heart Basis and The Skatepark Mission.

‘Although the previous yr proved to be a difficult one for a lot of, we’re extremely proud and grateful to our neighborhood for his or her outpouring of charitable giving and nonprofit assist,’ mentioned eBay President and CEO Jamie Iannone. ‘We proceed to be impressed by the super spirit of generosity proven by our consumers and sellers and their partnership via eBay for Charity.’

Assist at All Ranges

The British Coronary heart Basis (BHF) is among the organizations supported by our neighborhood. The U.Ok.’s largest funder of analysis into coronary heart and circulatory illness within the U.Ok., many developments in coronary heart well being might be attributed to the BHF. But the nonprofit receives no authorities funding, however quite depends solely on fundraising and efforts such because the BHF eBay for Charity store to assist their applications. ‘We have now turn out to be the second-largest eBay for Charity retailer on the earth, and not too long ago hit the milestone of 1 million transactions since launch,’ mentioned Industrial Director of BHF Mike Taylor. ‘This previous yr, we made sufficient web revenue from our eBay retailer to fund a big variety of analysis applications at universities across the U.Ok.’

This funding has been notably vital over the previous yr, since individuals with coronary heart and circulatory illness are particularly in danger for COVID-19, and consequently, BHF refocused analysis on this space – and their employees displays this on the most private degree of dedication. ‘Certainly one of our cardiac nurses, Victoria, took a depart of absence from BHF to volunteer on COVID wards in April,’ mentioned Mike. ‘Her first night time on the ward, she comforted a girl dying alone. That story meant an enormous quantity to the BHF groups and helped provoke our dedication to do all the pieces we are able to to fund and assist the battle towards the coronavirus.’

Nurse Victoria of the BHF on a COVID-19 ward

eBay for Charity additionally helps a lot smaller charities, with measures of assist equally vital and important to their communities. One such instance is The Skatepark Mission, which helps individuals create secure and inclusive skateparks for youth byoffering grants within the U.S. in addition to steerage and technical help all the world over, serving to to foster neighborhood and promote bodily and psychological well being and wellbeing. ‘From a bunch of ten yr olds in Nebraska elevating funds for a skatepark to a mom of two advocating to legalize a well-known skate spot within the U.Ok., we get to see all of it,’ mentioned Program Supervisor of The Skatepark Mission Alec Beck. ‘There are simply too many heartwarming and spectacular tales of native change to say.’

In the course of the international pandemic, out of doors areas the place youth might safely train and bodily distance grew to become much more mandatory and The Skatepark Mission’s presence on eBay for Charity helped their group proceed elevating important funds to assist their applications. ‘If this previous yr has proven us something, it is that entry to free, out of doors, public leisure areas for youth are important and we have to proceed prioritizing this essential work,’ mentioned Alec. ‘We’re grateful for the continuing assist from eBay for Charity that continues to assist make these parks a actuality!’

A brand new skatepark in Burlington, VT

Impressed Responses Throughout a Distinctive 12 months

Final yr, COVID-19 impacted nonprofits and their normal strategies of fundraising. Auctions might now not be held in individual, and occasions had been cancelled throughout the board. To assist, eBay for Charity and our neighborhood pivoted shortly in response. Between April and Could 2020, eBay partnered with Direct Reduction, Feeding America and Alternative Fund on a particular marketing campaign wherein we inspired sellers to donate between 10 to 100 p.c of their gross sales to certainly one of these three organizations. Because of this, over $680,000 was raised via neighborhood gross sales – and eBay matched funds so {that a} complete of $1.three million benefited our companion charities.

Together with this marketing campaign, eBay for Charity additionally labored with notable artists to boost extra funds for COVID-related assist. Comedian e book artists Jim Lee bought one-of-a-kind sketches and raised $744,000 to profit BINC which helps small regionally owned e book and comedian e book shops, and Mike Mignola bought unique sketches to boost $420,000 to profit World Central Kitchen. Moreover, internationally famend artist Ai Weiwei bought hand display printed masks depicting his most iconic artwork to profit three organizations working to assist refugee and Immigrant communities which have been deeply impacted by COVID-19, elevating a complete of $1.four million to profit Human Rights Watch, Refugees Worldwide and Médecins Sans Frontières/Docs With out Borders (MSF).

Certainly one of Ai Weiwei’s masks

To assist the uprooting of systemic racism and inequity, eBay for Charity additionally labored on quite a lot of social justice campaigns final yr. Via numerous activations, the NAACP LDF raised over $180,000 on eBay. As well as, eBay for Charity additionally partnered with 15 artists together with Shepard Fairey, Jenny Holzer and Luchita Hurtado to promote unique artist-designed bandanas. The marketing campaign was known as Artists Band Collectively and benefited Mijente, Rise and Woke Vote that are key organizations working to extend voter turnout in 2020 U.S. elections. Over 5,000 particular person bandanas bought, elevating over $300,000 for this effort.

A few of the bandanas from Artists Band Collectively

Many New Partnerships

It wasn’t simply fundraising that elevated considerably via eBay for Charity in 2020; the variety of nonprofits on the platform rose as effectively. Final yr, there have been greater than 101,000 charities on the eBay for Charity platform – greater than a 20 p.c improve over the earlier yr.

One notable new partnership was between eBay for Charity and the Andy Warhol Basis, to promote unique drawings, prints and classic posters. The preliminary sale launched on Dec. 1 and featured the primary version of the Andy Warhol ‘Love, Intercourse and Want’ e book by TASCHEN, and likewise included the unique line drawings featured within the e book, and the second sale, Comfortable Warholidays, launched on Dec. eight and featured extra iconic artwork. Thus far, over $170,000 has been raised, with extra partnership campaigns deliberate all through 2021.

Total, the highest charities to be favorited by our neighborhood within the U.S. had been the St. Jude Youngsters’s Analysis Hospital, the American Crimson Cross and the ASPCA. Within the U.Ok. essentially the most favorited charities on our platform had been NHS Charities Collectively, Most cancers Analysis U.Ok. and the British Coronary heart Basis.

About eBay for Charity

eBay for Charity is a program that permits everybody to expertise the enjoyment of giving to nonprofits. Each time a consumer buys or sells on our market, it is a chance for our clients to assist causes that matter most to them. Sellers can donate as much as 100 p.c of the proceeds to a charity of their selection, whereas consumers can add a donation to their buy throughout checkout. Up to now, over $1.1 billion {dollars} has been raised for charity by the eBay neighborhood. Go to eBayforCharity.org to study extra about how one can work with eBay to assist trigger.


eBay Inc. printed this content material on 14 January 2021 and is solely accountable for the data contained therein. Distributed by Public, unedited and unaltered, on 14 January 2021 16:03:01 UTC

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