During the months of August and September, you probably noticed your social media feeds being taken over by videos of people dumping buckets of ice water on their heads. Our employees were not to be left out! eBay Inc. employees from around the world participated in the “Ice Bucket” challenge - what came to be one of most viral internet sensations in recent years. The best thing about the challenge was the effort to raise public awareness of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), as well as fundraise for the research needed to find a cure.
In addition to dumping buckets of ice water on themselves, loved ones, co-workers, and even site leaders, eBay Inc. employees donated over $13,000 to ALS nonprofits in this period of time! Every single one of those dollars was matched by the eBay Foundation, for a grand total of $26,000 to ALS organizations in just a few short months.
Be sure to watch this great compilation of videos featuring many of the best moments from eBay Inc. employees in locations around the world. As usual, our innovative employees got quite creative in how they completed the challenge.