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How it works

Don't know how everything links together? Every eBay for Charity item sold makes a difference, as a percentage of the proceeds will go to charity. Here's how it all works:

eBay sellers

Charities

Buyers

Anyone selling on eBay can list an eBay for Charity item and donate a percentage to charity Some eBay for Charity items are sold directly by charities themselves. You can support charities easily while shopping on eBay.
1 The item sells. The seller receives payment from the buyer (and a matching % fee credit from eBay.) 1 The charity sets up an eBay seller's account and adds their eBay ID as a "Direct Seller" in their PayPal Giving Fund account, linking the two. 1 Look for the eBay for charity ribbon in search result, which shows the items that benefit good causes.
2 PayPal Giving Fund collects the donation from the seller. The payment method on file with eBay is used unless the seller has chosen otherwise. 2 The charity lists an item, choosing itself as the benefiting charity and 100% donation level. 2 Visit and bookmark our home page and shopping page to view all the items that benefit charities.
3 If the seller ticked the Gift Aid box, PayPal Giving Fund claims Gift Aid for the charity. 3 The item sells, and the charity receives payment from the buyer and a fee credit from eBay. 3

When making a purchases, add a small donation to the charity you see in eBay checkout.

4 After a short period to ensure all has gone through successfully, 100% of the donation and Gift Aid is transferred to the chosen charity. 4 The charity keeps the money to spend on furthering its work. 4 Choose which charities you see in eBay checkout on the “My Favorite Charities” page in your Donation Account.

Learn more

You can learn more on the eBay for Charity Help page.

Selling: Learn how to sell on eBay for Charity and view the eBay for Charity terms and conditions.

Charities: To register for eBay for Charity, and learn more about how to raise funds on eBay, visit the PayPal Giving Fund website