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Shop, Sell, and Donate for Autism Speaks on eBay

Did you know that you can donate proceeds from your eBay sale to fund autism research and advocacy?

From August 9-15, Autism Speaks will be a featured nonprofit on eBay Giving Works, allowing buyers and sellers to donate when checking out with PayPal on eBay.

Here are some simple ways to support us year-round:

Buy

Buy items on eBay that are listed to benefit Autism Speaks. Great deals will abound, and your purchase will help fund autism research and advocacy.

Sell

Missed out on spring cleaning? Sellers of items can designate Autism Speaks as the beneficiary of 10-100% of the sale price. Plus, eBay gives back to you, too, with fee credits for every eBay Giving Works donation.

Donate

Not in the mood to buy or sell? Instead, make an immediate donation through PayPal through DonateNow.

Make Us Your Favorite

Save Autism Speaks as a favorite on eBay and you’ll be invited to donate $1 (or more) whenever you checkout.

Spread the Word

Ask your friends and family to support Autism Speaks during this time – send e-mails, update your Facebook status and tweet about it!

Get started today by visiting our dedicated page on eBay.

Thank you to MissionFish and eBay Giving Works for this wonderful awareness and fundraising opportunity. Happy shopping!

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The Million Dollar Phone Call

July 24, 2010 1 comment

When the phone rings at Autism Speaks, you never know what to expect. It could be a parent, who has a child newly diagnosed with autism, searching for resources. The caller could planning her wedding; she and her husband want to make a donation in lieu of wedding favors.

Or it could be a gentleman who is auctioning off the world’s largest centrifuge (starting at $12 million) on eBay, who will donate 10% of the proceeds (over $1 million)  to Autism Speaks, if it sells.

Upon relaying this story to my co-workers, my favorite response was, “I always wanted to go to space camp!” Yes, for that special someone out there who has an extra $12 million, it would be pretty cool to have your own space camp.

Check out the eBay auction page, which includes a description and some unbelievable photos – it is certainly one of the most interesting items I have ever seen, let alone one which will greatly benefit Autism Speaks if sold.

Join us in thanking the donor for his generosity – we hope it sells!

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Help Autism Speaks Win $15,000 Now

eBay Giving Works is sponsoring a contest through July 4 – the top three favorite nonprofits will win grants of $15,000, $10,000, and $5,000.

It will take you less than a minute to help us win.

Click http://donations.ebay.com/charity/charity.jsp?NP_ID=7649 and “save as favorite.”

If this does not work:

  1. Click on www.ebay.com/mynonprofit.
  2. Click on the box which says “Find your favorite.”
  3. In the search box “Nonprofit name or keyword,” type AUTISM SPEAKS.
  4. Click the box “Save as favorite.”
  5. Ask all of your friends to choose Autism Speaks using word of mouth, e-mail, Facebook and Twitter.

1 in 110 kids is affected by autism – help Autism Speaks win $15K from eBay Giving Works at http://www.ebay.com/mynonprofit #favNPO

Thank you in advance for your support.

*NOTE: You need to be a registered eBay user.

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