Integrated into eBay's regular buying and selling platform, eBay for Charity makes it easy for people to support important causes, both in the U.S. and U.K. It enables sellers to donate a portion of their sales and buyers to shop while supporting their favorite charities — all the while giving nonprofits an opportunity to engage new supporters.
U.K. Charities have the opportunity to take part in eBay for Charity programmes, such as Give at Checkout, Direct Selling or holding a high profile auction raising vital funds for good causes.
eBay's team got to work building a fundraising program that could unleash the widespread generosity of it's broad online community. The company soon partnered with MissionFish, which later became PayPal Giving Fund. To this day, the organization provides vital services and support that make it easy for members of the eBay community to give to their favorite charity through the eBay for Charity program.
In 2005, eBay for Charity launched in the U.K. with a partnership with BBC Children in Need. In the same year, eBay introduced a fee donation policy as part of it's efforts to raise money for the South Asian Tsunami relief. This was later replaced by it's fee credit policy in 2006, the same year that PayPal was introduced as an option to make donation payments, and that participation in eBay for Charity U.K. was opened to all U.K. charities.
The eBay for Charity program is part of a portfolio of programs, resources, and tools across eBay Inc that are intended to enable and inspire charitable giving at a scale never seen before. We believe that across eBay Inc, we have the potential to be the leading platform for charitable giving around the world. For more information on our broader efforts across eBay Inc, please visit ebayinc.com/global-impact.