Donating with eBay and PayPal – all you need to know

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Donating with eBay and PayPal – all you need to know

Charity donations with PayPal

You can make an instant donation via PayPal to the MPS Society. Just follow these simple steps:

  1. 1. Click on this link paypal.com/fundraiser/charity/15394
  2. 2. Choose the amount you’d like to give, and whether you’d like to hear from us.
  3. 3. Log in to your PayPal account, and complete the transaction.

PayPal Giving Fund, eBay’s partner charity, will collect your donation and deliver it to the MPS Society. You can also ask PayPal Giving Fund to claim Gift Aid on your donation, boosting its value to the charity by 25% at no cost to you.

Note: To qualify for Gift Aid, you must pay more in income tax or capital gains tax than charities reclaim on your donations each tax year.

Self-employed (sole traders) and partnerships may declare Gift Aid. In addition, higher rate tax payers may reclaim 25p on their own tax return for every £1 donated to charity. Companies may not declare for Gift Aid. However they can receive tax relief on their own tax return for every £1 donated to charity.

Donating at the checkout

It’s easy to support your favourite charity on eBay, even if you’re not selling an item.

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You can support charities when shopping by buying items marked with the eBay for Charity ribbon. When you see the ribbon you’ll known that some or all of what you pay will go to charity. To find out more and to start shopping visit our Shopping Page.

When you pay through eBay Checkout for an item you’ve won, you have the option to add a small donation to a featured charity. By adding a little extra to your purchase, you can support a good cause when you shop on eBay.

You can find the Society for Mucopolysaccharide Diseases here.

PayPal Giving Fund, eBay’s partner charity, will collect your donation and deliver it in full to your chosen charity. Note that your donation will appear as a separate transaction, paid to PayPal Giving Fund, in your PayPal account.


If you have any questions about donating with PayPal or raising money with eBay’s donating at the checkout contact us at fundraising@mpssociety.org.uk