eBay Gifts That Give Back

first_imgNew data released this week reveals nearly three-quarters of Americans (72%) are more excited to give someone a gift if it benefits a charity.Just in time for Giving Tuesday, eBay makes it easier than ever for shoppers to support the causes that matter most to them – delivering the widest selection of gifts that support nonprofits though eBay’s Giving Tuesday Charity Shop and a new way to give in-kind donations through Gifts That Give Back.Established in 2003, eBay for Charity helps charities of all sizes raise funds on eBay, one of the world’s most vibrant marketplaces for discovering great value and unique selection. It also gives eBay users a secure and efficient way of donating to a charity of their choice when they buy or sell on the site.“eBay continues to leverage its cutting-edge technology to help millions of shoppers support the causes they care about,” said Hal Lawton, Senior Vice President of eBay North America. “To-date, our community of buyers and sellers has raised more than $650 million – whether it’s by listing or purchasing exclusive items that benefit charity, or making donations at checkout. This holiday season, our Giving Tuesday Charity Shop illustrates how charitable giving remains a top priority for eBay, as we’ve sourced one-of-a-kind inventory and experiences with proceeds going to charity.”eBay’s Giving Tuesday Charity Shop provides consumers with an easy way to shop hundreds of exclusive experiences and items from celebrities and athletes, all benefiting charitable organizations. The majority of Americans cite travel (49%), concert tickets (44%), and sporting tickets (36%) as top gifts. The Giving Tuesday Charity Shop is filled with hundreds of unique experiences across these categories, making it a one-stop-shop for holiday gifting. From the chance to swim with Michael Phelps or a private training session with Tracy Anderson, to signed ballet shoes from Misty Copeland and a script from Susan Sarandon, to VIP passes for the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards and a wide variety of concerts, or iconic fashion pieces from Alicia Keys’ personal wardrobe and a hand knitted scarf from Broad City’s Ilana Glazer – there really is no shortage of gifts for good to choose from with proceeds going to charity. And, as part of eBay’s partnership with the U.S. Wildlife Trafficking Alliance, eBay shoppers have the opportunity to bid on incredible experiences and artwork that directly support reducing the purchasing and selling of illegal wildlife products. Visit ebay.com/GivingTuesday to see all the unique items and experiences.Shopping in StyleShoppers who purchase any experience or item from eBay’s Giving Tuesday Charity Shop will have the chance to win an amazing Los Angeles experience, including a personal styling session with actress and style icon Rachel Bilson. To be automatically entered to win, simply bid on or purchase any of the hundreds of gifts featured in the Charity Shop between November 29 and December 25. A longtime advocate for women, Rachel will also be supporting Afghan Hands, a nonprofit organization that supports disadvantaged and disenfranchised women in Afghanistan. From December 4 through 11, Afghan Hands will be the nonprofit featured on eBay’s Give at Checkout, enabling shoppers to make a donation when completing a purchase. With these proceeds, Afghan Hands will help women gain independence, education and livable wages.“This holiday season, I’m excited to partner with eBay for Charity on their mission to help shoppers find gifts they’ll feel good about giving. eBay’s Giving Tuesday Charity Shop is curated with truly one-of-a-kind gifts – and, the best part is, they all support charity,” said actress Rachel Bilson. “In the spirit of giving back, I’m offering a personal styling session with me in L.A for one lucky winner who buys a gift from eBay’s Giving Tuesday Shop between now until December 25. I’m also proud to support one of my favorite nonprofits, Afghan Hands, which will be featured in eBay’s Give at Checkout this December. On eBay, there’s truly a gift for everyone on your list.”Gifts That Give BackTo coincide with Giving Tuesday, eBay is introducing a pilot program, Gifts That Give Back. Through partnerships with six leading charitable organizations, including the American Cancer Society, American Red Cross, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, CARE International, Habitat For Humanity and March Of Dimes, shoppers can purchase symbolic gifts ranging from $25 to $100. With Gifts That Give Back, 100% of the purchase price will support the chosen charity and a digitally-delivered certificate means they make great last-minute gift options for friends and family who want to support a good cause this holiday season.last_img read more

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first_img Comments   Share   What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke “I went through a list of left tackles around the league and it’s not very good,” Clayton said. The Arizona Cardinals are in a bit of a bind in trying to replace starting left tackle Levi Brown.Brown, who suffered a torn pectoral muscle in Friday’s preseason tilt with the Oakland Raiders, has been a stalwart on the team’s offensive line for years, playing one of the most important positions in the game.Needless to say, replacing him with an inexperienced D.J. Young or D’Anthony Batiste may not seem like a great option, but as ESPN NFL insider John Clayton told Arizona Sports 620’s Doug and Wolf Tuesday, they may not have much of a choice. D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’center_img Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Top Stories Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right awaylast_img read more

Finlands DNA has launched a TV everywhere service

first_imgFinland’s DNA has launched a TV everywhere service on its cable network Welho.The DNA Welho Viihde service enables the use of entertainment services no matter the time, place or terminal device, the company said.The service includes the Videovuokraamo video-on-demand service, MatkaTV mobile television service, an HD DVB set-top box and a TV card.DNA Welho Viihde will be offered nationwide. The TV channels are delivered to the user via DNA’s  cable and terrestrial television networks, and the Viihde service can be supplemented by an ultra-fast DNA Welho fixed broadband connection, up to 350 Mbps.The service will include the MTV Total pay TV service from commercial broadcaster MTV.DNA’s video-on-demand catch-up service Videovuokraamo has also been opened as part of the DNA Welho Viihde package.“We wish to offer our customers the latest entertainment services in terms of both connections and content. Content is no longer tied to time, place or terminal device, and this new service package represents a significant step for us on that path,” says DNA’s Director of Television Business Mikko Saarentaus.The service has been enabled by technology from SeaChange.last_img read more