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eBay supports relief
efforts in Maui

We are taking steps to support recovery efforts in Maui, Hawaii. Help us get vital assistance to those impacted by the fires.

How can you help?

eBay is supporting the humanitarian efforts in Maui by raising funds for World Central Kitchen; and will match up to $250,000 in donations from our buyers and sellers through September 30th.

On Aug. 8, 2023, a series of wildfires driven by Hurricane Dora’s winds swept across Maui and the Big Island of Hawaii, bringing widespread devastation, particularly in the town of Lahaina on Maui. Local videos show acres of smoking and charred rubble, debris, and families trying to escape the flames, with some jumping into the ocean to avoid the fire.

Hawaii is in a state of emergency, as rescuers and medical personnel rush to the scene to provide aid. Thousands of people are displaced, and trying to recover from the shock and wounds suffered in the fire. Relief organizations continue to mobilize, bringing much-needed supplies and assistance to the stricken areas, including distribution of food, clean water, shelter, blankets, medical supplies, and providing essential healthcare services.

You can help support these relief efforts by visiting the organization linked below:

Help people affected by the Hawaii wildfires

How eBay buyers can help

Buyers on eBay can donate through our Gifts That Give Back program by following these simple steps:

  1. Click on the link Gifts That Give Back to recovery efforts in Maui.
  2. Pick your favorite donation option and add the item to your Cart.
  3. Checkout as you normally would- your purchase is your donation!*

*Buyers using the iOS app will be directed to save their desired GTGB purchase to their watchlist. These can be purchased later via mobile or desktop web.

Terms and Conditions

eBay is matching donations made through Gifts That Give Back, Give at Checkout and Community Selling for World Central Kitchen on through September 30th, up to $250,000.

World Central Kitchen

World Central Kitchen (WCK) uses the power of food to nourish communities and strengthen economies in times of crisis and beyond. When disaster strikes, WCK's Chef Relief Team mobilizes to the front lines with the urgency of now to start cooking and provide meals to people in need. WCK's resilience work advances human and environmental health, offers access to professional culinary training, creates jobs, and improves food security for the people we serve.

You can find out more about eBay for Charity.

How can I take part?

You can take part in fundraising to World Central Kitchen when you buy or sell on eBay.

When you purchase Gifts That Give Back item on eBay, that symbolic gift is a charitable donation that allows the benefiting charity to further their cause and support their mission. Buyers of symbolic gifts will receive a donation certificate symbolizing their gift donation and the entire purchase price minus processing fees will go directly to the designated charity.

All sales are final. Symbolic gifts cannot be returned as the certificates sent for purchases cannot be voided.

Regarding community selling, when you list an item for sale, you can indicate that some percentage of the sale is to be donated to one of the selected charities. Sell and ship the item to the customer as usual within a few weeks, and after the buyer has paid, our partners at PayPal Giving Fund will collect your donation via your automatic payment method or you’ll receive an invoice to pay your donations. PayPal Giving Fund will send your donation to your selected charity and will provide you with a donation receipt. eBay will also discount your Final Value Fees equal to the percentage you donated.

What sort of things can I sell?

You can donate part or all of your sale to charity when you sell on eBay. However, there are some limitations on what items and categories can be included in an eBay for Charity listing. See our article on prohibited and restricted items for more details.

Is eBay donating to World Central Kitchen as part of the campaign?

eBay is matching donations made through Gifts That Give Back, Give at Checkout and Community Selling for World Central Kitchen on through September 30th, 2023, up to $250,000

When do I need to have donated by?

If you are purchasing a Gifts That Give Back or adding a donation via Give at Checkout, ensure the transaction is completed by 11:59:59pm PT on September 30th, 2023.

If you are adding a donation via your sale on eBay (Community Selling), you must have completed your sale by 11:59:59pm PT on September 30th, 2023. Any donation sent after this point will be processed as per the usual process with Community Selling.

What if I want to rescind my donation, cancel my sale or the buyer returns the item?

Gifts that Give Back purchases and Give at Checkout donations are non-refundable

It may be possible to rescind your donation via Community Selling. You can learn more about this, and what happens if a buyer does not pay for the item, here.