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Earth Day: PayPal’s Commitment to the Planet

by Jaxon Love, Global Lead, Environmental Sustainability
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This year marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Given the current environment, many of us may be inclined to skip the April 22nd occasion, but the COVID-19 crisis should not deter our focus and the opportunity to shine a light on the threats and challenges facing our planet. While we must continue to recognize and support our political leaders, medical workers, first responders, and everyday people as they take unprecedented measures to control the virus outbreak, we must also look toward the future to ensure a healthy, thriving planet.

PayPal Takes Action to Assist Small Businesses Affected by Coronavirus

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SAN JOSE, Calif., March 31, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: PYPL) announced a set of relief measures to help its more than 24 million merchants around the world impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19). The company is waiving certain fees and will be deferring repayments on business loans for some of its most affected small business customers.

Paypal Joins Forces with Hundreds of Companies to Make Time for Workers to Vote In 2020 Election

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PayPal joined forces with over 350 companies in the Time to Vote non-partisan movement to foster a corporate culture that supports American Democracy. Learn how businesses are coming together to boost voter participation by giving employees the time off and resources needed to cast a vote in the 2020 general election.

Read the press release here.

PayPal Funds Research Into Illegal Firearm Distribution

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According to the Gun Violence Archive, a nonpartisan group that attempts to track every incident of gun violence in the country, there were 418 mass shootings in the United States last year. With the U.S. holding the title for more public mass shootings than any other country globally, increasingly, Americans are looking to all stakeholders to solve the gun violence epidemic.

PayPal Funds Research to Tackle Illegal Firearms Trafficking

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In partnership with the Center on Crime and Community Resilience at Northeastern University and the University of Chicago Crime Lab, PayPal will fund the formation of a research collaborative to better understand payment methods that are used to finance illegally-sourced firearms in the United States, and to generate actionable insights and guide efforts to combat illegal firearm distribution. This is part of PayPal’s commitment to reduce and eliminate firearm-related violence. 

PayPal Celebrates Black History Month

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In addition to their day jobs where Stephen Caesar serves as our Global Head of Compliance Audit, and Lisa Poletti is a Director of Program Management, they are also the Global Co-Chairs of Amplify, PayPal’s D&I community for black employees.

Paypal, Polaris Join Forces to Fight Human Trafficking

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 16, 2020) /3BL Media/ —  Polaris, a leader in combating human trafficking, today announced the creation of a newly formed Financial Intelligence Unit.  The Financial Intelligence Unit, which is made possible by financial and subject matter support from PayPal, is designed to leverage intelligence from the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline and other sources to interrupt trafficker cash flows and enable prosecutions for financial crimes including money laundering.

PayPal Processed Record $10 Billion in Charitable Donations in 2019

Over $1 billion processed during holiday season and over $100 million processed on GivingTuesday
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SAN JOSE, Calif., January 16, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: PYPL) today announced that it processed a record $10.3 billion in donations to charities around the world in 2019, and more than $1 billion in the month of December alone, as mobile and other digital channels continue to change how donors engage with nonprofit organizations.

Australia Bushfires: How You Can Help

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Over the last two months, bushfires in Australia have killed at least 28 people, destroyed more than 2,200 homes, and ravaged 25 million acres of land. Australia’s renowned wildlife and unique ecosystems are taking a devastating toll, with hundreds of millions of animals perishing. Throughout the country Australians are coming together to help feed, house and support those impacted – and people around the world are coming together in amazing ways to show support.
 

PayPal Surpasses $100 Million in Donations this GivingTuesday

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GivingTuesday is a global giving movement empowering people and organizations to transform their communities and create the world they want to live in. In a world that can sometimes be all too divided, GivingTuesday makes generosity and giving a part of everyday life, bringing people of all backgrounds, cultures and communities together to support the causes they care about most – and to make a difference.
 

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