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Mini Stories: How an eBay Seller is Helping Donate Protective Gear to South Korean Groups

In South Korea, eBay seller Jacob Jonghyung Lee is donating protective gear to children’s cancer associations, community centers and nonprofit organizations to help minimize the spread of COVID-19.
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Editor’s note: During this unprecedented time, we’re highlighting the individual acts of kindness from our global seller community. Now through June, we’ll share a story about one of our sellers on how they’re paying it forward in our Mini Stories column.

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Editor’s note: During this unprecedented time, we’re highlighting the individual acts of kindness from our global seller community. Now through June, we’ll share a story about one of our sellers on how they’re paying it forward in our Mini Stories column.

eBay Foundation Increases Grantmaking to Nearly $15 Million to Support COVID-19 Relief Efforts and Employee Matching

Additional $10 million in grants, the largest in the Foundation’s history, will support nonprofits and small businesses amid global pandemic.
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The eBay Foundation is announcing this week $10 million in grants to support COVID-19 relief worldwide, increasing its efforts to a total of nearly $15 million in COVID-19 related grants to date. So far in 2020, the Foundation has tripled grantmaking from 2019; this week’s additional funding round is the largest in its history and comes at a vital time for communities and small businesses adversely impacted by the pandemic. 

eBay Launches Up & Running To Immediately Bring Small Businesses Online

With a new accelerator program that waives selling fees, eBay pledges up to $100 million in support of small business over the next three months.
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As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, brick-and-mortar retailers are closing their physical doors, and economic data shows that half have only enough cash to survive for 27 days without new money coming in. In light of this situation, people everywhere are searching for ways to support the businesses in their community and beyond.

eBay to Match $1 Million in Funds Raised by Sellers Who Donate to COVID-19 Response

Now through April 14, the marketplace will match charitable contributions from US sellers who give a portion of sales to Feeding America, Direct Relief and The Opportunity Fund
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The global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is affecting every one of us. One simple way you can make an impact is to sell for good. If you’re looking to declutter while social distancing, you can clear out and help make a difference. Now through April 14, eBay will match up to $1 million in contributions made by U.S.

Tech for Good: Innovating for a Better World

The December Workshop — hosted by eBay, MIT Solve and The Tech Interactive — centered around developing solutions for challenges in sustainability and economic prosperity.
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Earlier this month, in partnership with MIT Solve and The Tech Interactive, eBay co-hosted the MIT Solve challenge design workshop in San Jose, California, bringing together Bay Area technologists and innovators to brainstorm the most pressing global challenges around sustainability and economic prosperity.

eBay Utah Office Announces 100% Renewable Energy

Milestone in working toward eBay’s 100% renewable energy goal across all offices
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At eBay, we believe it is our responsibility to encourage the development of renewable energy, which has the potential to benefit economies around the world. This is why we’ve made it our goal to reach 100% renewable energy by 2025.

As we work toward this goal, eBay participates in local utility-driven green power programs at multiple offices around the globe. 

eBay Foundation Announces Winners of the 2019 Global Give

by eBay Impact Team
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Through Global Give, the eBay Foundation challenges eBay employees to make their communities a better place—where entrepreneurs of all backgrounds are empowered to start and grow businesses, and help create opportunity for all.

eBay Announces First UK High Street Concept Store

by Federica Rabiolo, Global Impact, EMEA
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The month-long pop-up shop brings together 40 participating Retail Revival businesses and showcases their products and personal stories.

 

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The month-long pop-up shop brings together 40 participating Retail Revival businesses and showcases their products and personal stories.

 

eBay Partners With the International Fund for Animal Welfare in Honor of its 10-Year Anniversary on the Global Ban of Ivory Sales

After 10 years, eBay continues its fight to combat illegal wildlife trafficking online.
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10 years ago this month, eBay introduced a global ban on ivory sales on our platform. Today, eBay joins with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to mark this anniversary and highlight our ongoing efforts to combat illegal wildlife trafficking online.

Video: eBay Everyday Heroes: Extraordinary Impact

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At eBay, we believe that anyone and everyone can be a hero. Our Everyday Heroes are ordinary people doing extraordinary things, creating positive change in the world around them.

Watch their stories and learn more about eBay Impact here: ebay.com/everydayheroes

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