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Nov 23, 2022
More Ways to Give Back This Holiday Season

by Oktay Dogramaci VP, PayPal Giving

At PayPal, we’re continually inspired by the ongoing spirit of generosity showcased by the PayPal community. From the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, to natural disasters like Hurricane Ian or record flooding in Pakistan, we have seen people band together to give what they can to support causes close to their heart. And even with our customers experiencing record inflation, we know that giving is still important as 98% of customers plan to give to a cause again this holiday season.1

Whether by contributing to a community fundraiser, discovering a new charity to support, or making a micro-donation at checkout, Giving Tuesday and the holiday season is a time to help however you can.
 

Support thousands of charities with PayPal Giving Fund

PayPal Giving Fund makes it easy to support charities whose mission inspires you. Simply browse over a million charities on our website or app until you find one that matches your values and interests. There are organizations focused on everything from disaster relief, to hunger, to gender equality.

When you donate on the PayPal website or in the app we’ll even cover the transaction fees, meaning 100% of your gift supports charity. Charities enrolled in PayPal Giving Fund are verified by PayPal and are automatically listed in the app and on PayPal Fundraisers, so it’s easy for you to discover impactful charities.
 

Create a Fundraiser

With PayPal Fundraisers you can find people who need help or start a fundraiser for yourself, a friend, a group, or a charity, all in the app or online.  PayPal Fundraisers allow you to set goals and deadlines that you can share via text, and it has a direct message option for you to reach out to participants and encourage contributions. You have the option to crowdfund for individuals, charities, or community efforts, or look for existing fundraisers that you can throw your support behind.

Creating a fundraiser is an easy and powerful crowdfunding tool:

PayPal Fundraising is an easy crowdfunding tool
PayPal Fundraising is an easy crowdfunding tool.

  1. In the PayPal app, go to Payments > Give > Start a fundraiser.
  2. Name your fundraiser and set a goal amount and end date.
  3. Add details for your fundraiser and upload an image.
  4. Publish the fundraiser and share via text, DM, or on social media to help spread the word.

You can also support existing fundraisers based on your location, interests, the charity name, or what’s popular.

PayPal Fundraisers unlock a new way for people to lend a helping hand or find support, providing an accessible, easy way to create a sense of connections among our millions of customers who can offer their support. 
 

Give at Checkout to Your Favorite Charity

Give at Checkout allows you to easily donate a dollar to support a cause when you check out with PayPal.

To get started, find your favorite charity and click the “heart” icon on their profile page to set them as your favorite. When you're ready to make a purchase, simply click the donation checkbox in checkout. During this busy shopping season, those dollars can really add up.
 

Give Back in the Venmo App

Venmo customers can also now find and donate to the charities they love directly through the Venmo app. Customers can donate to charities in the app by browsing through a list of verified charities in their local community, look through trending charities, or browse by charity categories, like animals and pets, disaster relief, or education. Find out more here.

To give back this holiday season, visit paypal.com/donate or download the PayPal or Venmo apps.
 

1Source: Philanthropy.com; Donor Pessimism Grows as Economy Wobbles

 
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