Supporting your favorite causes
when you buy and sell
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.
Finding new life in preowned electronics
When Marco Martinez came to the Blind Center of Nevada in 2009, he found a second home. Today, in his job disassembling electronics and computing equipment for recycling and refurbishment, Marco gives products the chance to find their second home. In the process, he’s supporting both a sustainable business model for the organization, and a more sustainable world.
The Blind Center of Nevada, located in Las Vegas, assists people who are blind or visually impaired in reaching their highest physical, social, intellectual and economic potential. Through its electronics program, products are responsibly and securely recycled or refurbished and sold through the organization’s eBay for Charity store. Eighteen of the Center’s electronics recycling employees, like Marco, are legally blind. As a non-profit Direct Seller, 100 percent of the sales proceeds go directly back to the organization. The electronics program funds 65 percent of the organization’s annual budget. Soon, the Blind Center of Nevada will move to its new 36,000 square foot facility and expand its program beyond electronics—keeping even more products in circulation longer, and providing new opportunities for people to thrive.
eBay for Charity In Action
Laurie Wong, founder of Reflections of Trinity, is doing her part to make the world a better place. With revenue generated through eBay for Charity, her outreach ministry provides groceries to people who don't have enough to eat. In 2015 alone, the charity distributed 622,965 pounds of food to people in need.