PayPal Helps Your Holiday Donations Go Further on #GivingTuesdayCA 2014

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This post was provided by Clam Lorenz, General Manager, Social Innovation, PayPal.

Give a Little CheerWe 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 [Partner: Canada Helps]

Make a donation through CanadaHelps, using PayPal starting on December 2, 2014 through Wednesday, December 31, 2014 and PayPal will match 1% of every donation of $10 CAD or more (“Offer”).

In order to receive this Offer you must: a) have a US or Canadian PayPal account in good standing, and b) complete a minimum $10 CAD donation on the CanadaHelps website, designating the charitable organization of your choice, using your PayPal account no later than December 31, 2014 at 11:59:59 ET.

By making a contribution you may receive a charitable tax credit to the extent allowed by law. No goods or services will be provided in exchange for your donation. The following transactions excluded from this Offer: any donation made when you are not logged into your PayPal account. Your donation will be received and receipted by CanadaHelps, a charity registered with the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA), which permits donors to advise a regranting of their donations to qualified charitable organizations. You will receive an official donation receipt for income tax purposes for your gift from CanadaHelps. After the campaign has ended, CanadaHelps will disburse the 1% PayPal matching 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.

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2 Responses to “PayPal Helps Your Holiday Donations Go Further on #GivingTuesdayCA 2014”

  1. yoo

    merry Christmas

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  2. Newton

    This is a great initiative and I’m happy to hear that PayPal is doing it’s party in being a Corporate Citizen. What I want to know though, is what percentage of my donation through Paypal would typically be distributed towards transaction fees compared to if I had paid directly from my credit card? (E.g. Visa will typically take a fixed fee from 1-3%. If I pay via PayPal, would that 1% match from Paypal be enough to offset to the transaction fee taken by Paypal?)

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