This post was provided by Clam Lorenz, General Manager, Social Innovation, PayPal.
We were inspired by how people, charities and companies rallied to join the first #GivingTuesdayCA movement in Canada last year. #GivingTuesdayCA donation data from CanadaHelps revealed that charitable donations increased by 169%, and the dollar value of donations increased by 91% as compared to the same Tuesday in the previous year. Clearly, Canadians generously supported the first #GivingTuesday movement in this country.
To celebrate your generosity, I am delighted to share that PayPal will help your donation dollars go further this #GivingTuesdayCA, and for all of December. We’ve collaborated with CanadaHelps to match 1% of all donations made through PayPal on CanadaHelps from December 2– 31, 2014 for eligible charities.
How can you choose to give cheer this #GivingTuesdayCA?
- We’ve made it simpler for you to contribute to the #GivingTuesdayCA movement. Select your favourite charity on the CanadaHelps website and donate with PayPal. Your donation dollars become even more meaningful as PayPal will match the donation to your charity by 1%.
- If you’re an eligible charity, PayPal’s 1% donation match on #GivingTuesday will help you get access to more funds. All you need to do is encourage your donors to donate with PayPal on one of your CanadaHelps Custom Donate Now pages or to donate directly to your charity through the CanadaHelps website. Eligible charities will receive their PayPal 1% donation matching funds in 2015 through CanadaHelps.
Last year, we joined the #GivingTuesday movement in Canada and encouraged people at the popular Jimmy’s Coffee café in Toronto to think how they could get involved. You can watch the video here.
This year, we’re excited by the amazing opportunity to help your donation dollars go even further in December. We’d love to hear you how you’re looking to get involved with the #GivingTuesdayCA movement in Canada. Do share your stories on our Facebook page or send a tweet to @PayPalCA.
PayPal Giving 1% Donation Match Campaign Terms and Conditions
Make a donation through Canada Helps, using PayPal starting on Giving Tuesday, December 2, 2014 through Wednesday, December 31, 2014 PayPal will match 1% of every donation of $10 CAD or more that you make through the PayPal Giving Fund (“Offer”).
In order to receive this Offer you must: a) have a PayPal account in good standing, and b) complete a minimum $10 CAD donation on the Canada Helps website, designating the charitable organization of your choice, using your PayPal account no later than December 31, 2014 at 11:59:59 EST.
Your contribution may be tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Please consult your tax advisor to understand your specific circumstances. No goods or services will be provided in exchange for your donation. The following transactions are excluded from this Offer: any donation made when you are not logged into your PayPal account. Your donation will be received by CanadaHelps, a charity registered with the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA), and disbursed to your selected nonprofit by Canada Helps. You will receive a receipt for your gift from CanadaHelps. After the program has closed, CanadaHelps will disburse the 1% PayPal match gifts to eligible charities using its standard disbursement process no later than March 15, 2015.
PayPal reserves the right to cancel, suspend or modify part or this entire Offer at any time without notice, for any reason in their sole discretion.