Extending its long-standing relationship with GivingTuesday, PayPal has today announced it is supporting #GivingTuesdayNow, a new global day of giving and unity as an urgent response to the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis. On #GivingTuesdayNow, PayPal is coming together with companies and organizations around the world to support this new initiative in a time of great need.
During this period of uncertainty, PayPal is working to drive innovative ways to support its customers, local communities, and employees, leveraging technology and partnerships to help those who are struggling. As part of its #GivingTuesdayNow efforts, PayPal is enabling people, businesses, and charities to support the causes they care about, including donations to global relief campaigns, donating credit card reward points, or volunteering virtually from home.
“We are inspired by the outpouring of grassroots generosity and global giving on our platform,” said Dan Schulman, CEO, PayPal. “During the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re working to support relief efforts for our most vulnerable communities, and we are proud to support #GivingTuesdayNow and its commitment to COVID-19 relief. We have joined with GivingTuesday and other partners to raise awareness for this global day of giving and unity, and to support the people, communities, small businesses and charities who need our help.”
Today, PayPal is introducing several ways that people, businesses, and charities can support #GivingTuesdayNow:
- Donate to COVID-19 Relief Efforts: Together with PayPal Giving Fund, PayPal has launched COVID-19 fundraising campaigns in 12 markets and growing. 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.
- Donate Credit Card Rewards to Give Back: PayPal has expanded its Pay with Rewards feature that enables customers to use their credit card rewards points to donate to the causes they care about most, including COVID-19 relief efforts. Customers with eligible credit cards from American Express, Citi, and Discover will be able to donate their rewards to support any charity enrolled with PayPal Giving Fund through the PayPal checkout flow – with their points balance converted to the equivalent dollar donation amount automatically.
- 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.
Click here for more information about each initiative, and additional ways to support on May 5th.
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 this #GivingTuesdayNow.