Extending its long-standing relationship with GivingTuesday.org, PayPal has today announced it is supporting #GivingTuesdayNow, a new global day of giving and unity as an emergency response to the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis. On #GivingTuesdayNow, PayPal is coming together with companies and organisations around the world to lend support in amplifying this new initiative in a time of great need.
During this period of uncertainty, PayPal has actively driven innovative ways to support our customers, local communities, and employees, leveraging our technology and partnerships to help those who are struggling. As part of our #GivingTuesdayNow efforts, PayPal is enabling people, businesses, and charities the ability to support the causes they care about, including donations to global relief campaigns or volunteering virtually from the safety of their home.
“At PayPal, we have been inspired by the outpouring of grassroots generosity and global giving on our platform,” shared Dan Schulman, CEO, PayPal. “During the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re focused on supporting relief efforts for our most vulnerable communities and are proud to support #GivingTuesdayNow as part of those response efforts. We have teamed up with GivingTuesday.org to raise awareness for this global day of giving and unity, as we know the need has never been greater to help people, communities, small businesses and charities.”
Today, PayPal is introducing several new 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 including the UK. Customers can donate here or in the PayPal app today. PayPal covers all processing costs if donating through these methods*, ensuring that 100% of your donation will support charities providing relief and recovery efforts.
- 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 the 5th of May.
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.