Our Employee Engagement
Our employees actively come together to support the communities where we live and work. This is one of the things that makes eBay a special place.
During 2021, we saw an extraordinary $2.3 million of employees’ personal donations and volunteer hours matched through our matching gifts program — a 35% increase from 2020. Combined, employee contributions and eBay matching gifts gave $5M to important causes in 2021.
eBay Changemakers teams drive volunteering and giving with colleagues in their local community – being the change and inspiring it in others, too. By putting trust, empathy and humility into action, Changemakers help make our communities better places to live and work – for everyone.
Bern, Switzerland Henry De Sousa
Executive Assistant to VP, CFO, EU Finance
“My love for community work comes from a variety of different places: my family, friends, school, church. Community service has been part of my life since my childhood in Brazil. If we have the opportunity and the means to empower our communities, why shouldn’t we? It’s this same passion that inspires me to encourage others as well, to identify their own passions and fold those issues — environmental conservation, animal welfare, poverty, migration — into the work of our Changemakers Switzerland team at eBay.”
London, UK Alex Hiatt
Senior Manager, Home & Garden
A crisis volunteer in her spare time for Shout Crisis Text Line, a mental health tech service provider, Alex brings her commitment for giving to her work. “The Changemakers team has allowed me to unlock my potential and help colleagues unlock their own,” she said. “It’s inspired me to try new things and meet new people, to create broader and more varied connections. During the pandemic, it’s taken me out of sitting at a computer in my spare bedroom to spark unexpected connections with others.”