More Ways to Give Back This Holiday Season
Nov 22, 2021

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Throughout this year, we’ve seen our PayPal community use our platform to give back, raising incredible amounts to help one another amidst the ongoing pandemic.  

PayPal is giving you even more ways to give back and support causes you care about, so we can help make this holiday season one filled with the spirit of generosity. 

Check out all the ways you can use PayPal to give back during the holiday giving season. 


Support from the Palm of your Hand  

In the new PayPal app and on desktop, you can support thousands of charities with PayPal Giving Fund, without any deductions or transaction fees. Alongside a range of new features and services, the PayPal app includes new ways for customers to easily support causes and charities they care about.  

Giving has been centralized in the app, located in the Payments hub. The new Giving tab houses the Generosity Network, where you can create or contribute to a fundraiser, and where you can search for and donate to support a charity. 


Create a Fundraiser 

Donate to or create a fundraiser with PayPal to help people, causes and communities that you care about. PayPal introduced the Generosity Network in the US last year to offer customers a way to create customized fundraisers for themselves or others in need. Just a few months ago, we expanded on the feature to include the option to create a fundraiser on behalf of a charity.  

The Generosity Network unlocks a new way for people to get help and give help, providing an accessible, easy and secure platform that connects fundraisers with millions of PayPal customers who can offer their support.  


Give at Checkout to Your Favorite Charity 

As you check out with PayPal when shopping online, look for the option to donate $1 to charity before completing your purchase. These microdonations add up to real impact – since the launch of Give at Checkout in late 2019, more than $32.7 million has been donated through the feature.  

You can also set your favorite charity in your PayPal Account Overview or in-app, to ensure you have the option to support your favorite charity when you shop with PayPal. Alternatively, PayPal will suggest a relevant charity for you.  


Use Your Credit Card Points and Rewards Toward a Donation 

As part of PayPal’s Pay with Rewards feature, customers with eligible credit cards can use points and rewards to support thousands of charities enrolled with PayPal Giving Fund. When checking out, you can put your rewards towards a donation, and rewards balances will automatically be converted to an equivalent dollar donation amount.  

Recently PayPal expanded its partnership with American Express and Citi to support CODE (RED) campaign to provide global COVID-19 pandemic relief by making it easier than ever to give in any way you can with PayPal. Eligible American Express and Citi Card Members can now use rewards toward a donation to help provide lifesaving COVID-19 relief to countries most in need. Consumers can also donate here. 


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