The Goodwill said today it is launching a fundraising campaign on eBay to help people find and keep jobs.
In partnership with eBay Giving Works, eBay’s charity fundraising program, from February 7 to 13, Goodwill will be a featured nonprofit on eBay, offering people the opportunity to buy, sell or donate to support Goodwill’s job training programs. Dress for Success and the National Federation of the Blind will also be featured in February as part of the same campaign.
"We work with thousands of entrepreneurial nonprofits that are exploring unique ways to reach new supporters and raise funds online, with Goodwill and its agencies being one of eBay’s biggest success stories, having raised about $ 8.5 million from the eBay community," said Amy Skeeters-Behrens, head of eBay Giving Works.
"At a time when jobs are still scarce, we hope that the ‘Workin’ It’ campaign will remind our community of Goodwill’s mission and tremendous work in helping employ people who face major challenges and help generate the funds to enable Goodwill to serve more people than ever before."
In 2010, Goodwill generated more than $ 25 million in online sales, including $ 4.4 million through eBay Giving Works. Since the eBay Giving Works program was created in 2003, the eBay community has raised $ 230 million for U.S. and U.K. charities, and currently lists more than 650,000 charity items on the marketplace, all designated with a blue and yellow ribbon.