This #GivingTuesday, eBay invites shoppers to gift with purpose. Whether browsing gift inspiration in the Charity Shop (www.ebay.com/charityshop), shopping exclusive jewelry for a cause, choosing a favorite charity to win a grant or bidding on a once-in-a-lifetime experience that helps end AIDS, people can support the causes they care about most when they shop on eBay.
To help shoppers discover unique gifts that give back, eBay for Charity has unveiled the Charity Shop, which provides people with an easy way to connect directly with the charities they want to support and shop hundreds of items benefitting charity, including one-of-a-kind memorabilia and experiences from celebrities and sports stars. Throughout this holiday season, eBay will have its Celebrity Charity Fundraisers in collaboration with Taste of the NFL, Billy Crystal and Michael Strahan, among others, to offer experiences and unique items with proceeds benefiting charity.
“Since eBay's founding, we’ve been committed to charitable giving at scale – it’s in our DNA,” said Devin Wenig, President and CEO of eBay. “By leveraging our technology, we’re able to help foster powerful connections and inspire new forms of support for the causes we care about around the world.”
Shoppers who visit the Charity Shop on #GivingTuesday will also have access to Pamela Love for eBay (www.ebay.com/PamelaLove): a limited-edition jewelry collection that benefits Fashion Targets Breast Cancer, a charitable initiative of the Council of Fashion Designers of America/CFDA Foundation. The collection pieces – including rose gold plated earrings, rings, a bracelet cuff and a pendant – retail at a fixed, accessible price of $50 to $75. It’s the perfect gift for the style set this holiday season – after all, gift giving with purpose is a priority for shoppers: one-quarter of Americans have a preference for gifts that “do good.”1
Additionally, eBay shoppers who select a favorite charity (www.ebay.com/mfc) during the holiday season will be eligible to win a $2,500 eBay shopping spree, while the charity with the most new favorites during this timeframe will win a $25,000 grant from eBay.
“With over $600 million raised to date, I’m pleased that we’re able to leverage our platform for good this holiday season — including Giving Tuesday – to make an impact for more than 35,000 organizations and millions of lives,” said Wenig.
Finally, with World AIDS Day also taking place on December 1, eBay and (RED) are collaborating to auction off one-of-a-kind (RED) pieces and one-on-one brunch experiences with iconic global business figures (www.ebay.com/RED). Among those offering an hour or more long brunch include: Devin Wenig, President and CEO of eBay, Muhtar Kent, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Coca-Cola Company, Ari Emanuel, Co-CEO of WME and IMG, Neil Blumenthal and Dave Gilboa, Co-Founders and Co-CEOs of Warby Parker, Biz Stone, Ev Williams and Jack Dorsey, Co-Founders of Twitter, Jonathan Adler, CEO of Jonathan Adler Enterprises, and a trip to Italy to meet Alessandro Mendini, Alessi Design Contributor. All proceeds from the auctions will benefit the Global Fund to Fight AIDS.
eBay for Charity helps charities of all sizes raise funds on eBay, the world’s most vibrant marketplace for discovering great value and unique selection. Established in 2003, eBay for Charity has enabled the eBay community to raise over $600 million for charity globally. It also gives eBay users a secure and efficient way of donating to a charity of their choice when they buy or sell on the site. For more information visit: http://charity.ebay.com/about/.
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