We’ve all said those dreaded words as you open your presents on Christmas Day…

“Oh, erm, thank you?”

Instead of that board game turning into a bored game, those socks languishing in the back of the drawer unworn or saving those smellies for next year’s regifting you could raise money for Haemochromatosis UK!

Why not sell them on Ebay and donate the selling price? You also get a discount on basic selling fees for sold items as they are for good old’ charity! What’s not to love?

It’s as easy as 1,2,3:

Simply set up your listing, and pick a percentage to go your designated charity:

• Pick donation percentage

• Item sells (hooray!)
• Buyer pays full amount to seller
• Seller dispatches item to buyer

• Approximately 21 days after the transaction is complete, PayPal Giving Fund will automatically collect the donation from the seller’s PayPal account*Once a month PayPal Giving Fund will combine and deliver 100% of all donations collected to Haemochromatosis UK

Bonus points for using Gift Aid, which is one of the easiest ways to make your donation tax effective. Using Gift Aid means that for every pound you give, the charity will receive an extra 25p from the government.

To do this, simply log into PayPal Gift Aid to make your declaration. When your charity item sells, provided you pay more in UK income or capital gains tax than you're asking charities to claim back in each tax year, the PayPal Giving Fund will collect the Gift Aid from the government and pass it on to us.

More information can be found here: https://www.charity.ebay.co.uk/help/seller#selectcharity