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eBay for Charity

Supporting your favorite causes 
when you buy and sell

Our Approach

Imagine the power of millions of people coming together to impact the world for good. We did, and set up eBay for Charity to make it easy to make a meaningful difference through commerce. Buyers and sellers can find their favorite charities and support them on eBay. It’s a personal experience that you control—with many ways to help causes that matter most to you.

For charities, eBay for Charity provides a global platform to share your cause and reach millions of potential donors. From supporting small, local charities, to hosting high-profile celebrity auctions, we can help you meet your fundraising and donor acquisition goals. 

Fast Facts

$161
Raised every minute for charitable causes by eBay buyers and sellers
$6.7M
Funds raised through eBay High Profile Charity Campaigns in 2016
$725M
Total funds raised by eBay for Charity since 2003

Our Goal

$1 billion in charity funds raised by 2020

View all Global Impact Goals

eBay for Charity In Action

When the American Cancer Society opened its first Discovery Shop in California in 1965, it was a unique quality-resale experience that gave buyers a place to find new treasures while supporting the organization. The program has since expanded to 60 storefronts spanning six states. In 2016, the American Cancer Society teamed up with eBay for Charity to take the Discovery Shop experience online, opening the doors to a global marketplace and a potential donor base of more than 160 million people. In its first six months, 10 of the organization’s 40 California-based Discovery Shops are now part of the eBay Discovery Store experience. This gives shoppers access to a broader selection of products, and more ways to support their favorite charity—all without leaving home. Since opening its eBay for Charity Discovery Shop, sales have increased 3.2 percent—and direct donations are up 400 percent.

Read Our Global Impact 2016 Summary

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