June 21, 2008

eBay Giving Works Celebrates Milestone of $150 Million Raised and Unveils New Program Enhancements

Program to Honor Top Charitable Sellers at eBay Live! Chicago and Celebrate Its Five-Year Anniversary

eBay Inc.

Dariana Lau, 408-376-6154

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Ryan Wallace, 212-221-1713

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eBay Giving Works, eBay's program that empowers people to buy and sell for a cause, announced today that eBay's Community has to date raised more than $150 million for global causes through charity listings on eBay. eBay Giving Works is celebrating its five-year anniversary by introducing several program enhancements to make it even easier for the eBay Community to support their favorite nonprofits. eBay Giving Works announced the $150 million milestone at the eBay Live! Community conference today in Chicago.

"Last year at eBay Live! we were proud to announce the eBay Community had surpassed $100 million in funds raised for charity, and in just one year, that number has increased by 50 percent," said Kristin Cunningham, general manager, eBay Giving Works. "We recently launched several exciting changes to our program and plan to offer a new way to give, 'Donate Now,' later this summer, exemplifying eBay Inc.'s continued commitment to socially-responsible commerce and empowering people to create the good that matters most to them."

$150 Million Donation Milestone

Weston Jewelry (eBay User ID: westonjewelry) was one of the sellers who helped surpass the $150 million charity donation mark, through the sale of a natural ruby and diamond ring. They donated 100 percent of the ring's sale price to UNICEF to benefit the victims of the recent Myanmar Cyclone disaster, as Myanmar is known for its stunning rubies. The company is based in Seattle, Wash., and is run by business partners, Weston Macdonald and Michael Magnotti, who have been selling vintage and estate fine jewelry on eBay for over 10 years.

"We are fortunate to have a successful business on eBay and feel it's important to give back by regularly selling with eBay Giving Works to benefit various causes," said Michael Magnotti, owner of Weston Jewelry. "To help survivors of the devastating earthquake in China's Sichuan province, we listed Chinese jade jewelry for charity and each October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we list all our pink gemstones for the cause."

About eBay Giving Works

eBay Giving Works is one of eBay Inc.'s Global Citizenship Initiatives and connects people with causes they care about to facilitate convenient and trusted fundraising. To date, more than $150 million has been raised for charity from listings on eBay. With eBay Giving Works on eBay.com and eBay for Charity on eBay.co.uk, sellers can opt to donate part or all of a sale to any of 15,000+ certified nonprofits, with eBay crediting back some basic selling fees. Nonprofits can also sell directly on eBay to fundraise and program integrity is ensured by MissionFish, eBay's nonprofit partner. Charity listings on eBay stand out with a special icon, making it easy for buyers to shop for a cause and turning ecommerce into a force for good. more information visit www.ebaygivingworks.com.

About eBay

Founded in 1995, eBay Inc. connects hundreds of millions of people around the world every day, empowering them to explore new opportunities and innovate together. eBay Inc. does this by providing the Internet platforms of choice for global commerce, payments and communications. Since its inception, eBay Inc. has expanded to include some of the strongest brands in the world, including eBay, PayPal, Skype, StubHub, Shopping.com, and others. eBay Inc. is headquartered in San Jose, California.


New eBay Giving Works enhancements include:


Donate Now: launching

later this summer, enables

the eBay Community to

support the causes they

care about by making a

contribution via PayPal

within the eBay Giving

Works platform, to a

certified nonprofit of

their choice.


Redesigned eBay Giving

Works site: featuring a

streamlined new look and

fresh, updated content at


The updated interface

features improved search

functionality so shoppers

have a quick and easy way

to make socially-conscious

purchases, also making it

easier for individual

sellers to drive attention

to their favorite causes.


New Donation Account in My

eBay: allows sellers to

manage their eBay Giving

Works activity directly

from My eBay - including

the ability to manage

listings, donations, tax

receipts and more.


Streamlined Registration

for first-time sellers:

simply accept the

program's new and

simplified Terms &

Conditions and start

selling with eBay Giving


In conjunction with today's announcements, eBay also granted several outstanding members of the Community the second annual eBay Giving Works Golden Ribbon Award during eBay's Community conference in Chicago, eBay Live!:



2008 Golden Ribbon Award,

Community Seller: Danna

Crawford, eBay User ID




Danna Crawford, who has

been selling a variety of

clothing, household,

entertainment and sporting

goods items on eBay for

over 10 years, supports

various nonprofits through

her eBay listings. She has

also served as a committed

eBay Giving Works

advocate, launching an

eBay Group called "Just Be

Cause Auctions," to help

other sellers grow their

eBay businesses through

cause marketing. Crawford

also shares the benefits

of eBay Giving Works

through her radio personal

radio show and through her

eBook, called "Charity



2008 Golden Ribbon Award,

Nonprofit: Make Yourself

Foundation, Incubus, eBay

User ID




The Make Yourself

Foundation is a nonprofit

organization conceived by

the members of the rock

band Incubus, which

auctions tickets and

memorabilia via eBay

Giving Works. The

Foundation allows band

members to use a portion

of their proceeds from all

band-related activity and

online eBay sales to fund

various environmental and

arts-related causes which

include the Surfrider

Foundation, Save the

Music, Future Forests and

Heal the Bay. Last year,

the Foundation raised over

$600,000 for causes like

these via eBay Giving

Works auctions.


2008 Top Community Selling

Fundraiser Award: Todd

Denlinger, eBay User ID




In 2007, ski equipment

seller, Todd Denlinger,

located in Warriors Mark,

Pa., raised over $80,000

for Farm Sanctuary, the

leader in farm animal

protection. This marks the

second year that Denlinger

has won this award after

donating 10 percent of

sales to Farm Sanctuary.


2008 Top Nonprofit

Fundraiser Through Direct

Selling Award: CarAngel

Ministries, eBay User ID




With the goal of aiding

the world's impoverished

and underprivileged women

and children, CarAngel

provides them with

scholarships, means of

transportation and


materials. It raised over

$3.62 million in 2007 by

selling vehicles and boats

on eBay. CarAngel also

received this inaugural

award in 2007.

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