PayPal is calling on people around the world to give back to the causes they are passionate about in any way they can and supporting #GivingTuesdayNow, a new global day of giving and unity as an emergency response to the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis.
PayPal customers and employees can give help or get help by supporting global relief campaigns, volunteering virtually while socially distant, or collecting money for those in need.
“At PayPal, we have been inspired by the outpouring of grassroots generosity and global giving on our platform,” shared Dan Schulman, CEO, PayPal. “We know the need has never been greater to help people, communities, small businesses and charities. We have teamed up with GivingTuesday.org to raise awareness for a global day of giving and unity – #GivingTuesdayNow. We are providing avenues for our customers to donate to relief efforts or to volunteer virtually.”
Donate to COVID-19 Relief Efforts:
Together with PayPal Giving Fund, PayPal has launched COVID-19 fundraising campaigns in 12 markets (and growing) to support organisations educating the public, preventing new infections, and assisting with recovery. Customers can donate here or in the PayPal app today. PayPal covers all processing costs, ensuring that 100% of your donation will support charities providing relief and recovery efforts.
Giving doesn’t have to cost money: Volunteer virtually with the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women
PayPal is also partnering with the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, which enables virtual mentoring sessions for women entrepreneurs around the world. Sign up to donate your time and make a difference in the lives of people especially hard hit by the pandemic.
These options complement existing features and initiatives from PayPal, including:
- Looking for the option to donate $1 at checkout with PayPal through the Give at Checkout feature, which drives big impact from small donations.
- Collecting money for individuals through a personalised PayPal.me link and sharing this with your networks to raise funds
COVID-19 has impacted people, businesses, and nonprofits around the world, from individuals caring for a sick family member, to hospital workers on the front lines, to local small businesses struggling to stay afloat. There are many ways to give help and get help.