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Helping TCA with your ebay purchases when you use PayPal

  • If you're an ebay user and have a PayPal account you use to make payments, you can designate a donation for TCA when you're checking out -- any amount, small or large.

  • If you're a regular seller on ebay, you can pre-designate a percentage of your sales to be donated automatically in your name to TCA as long as the purchaser pays with their PayPal account.

In both cases, you will receive a donation receipt from the PayPal Giving Fund, and enjoy applicable tax advantages.

How to do it:

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Click on the image above, or use this link. This will take you to ebay, where you will see the following page (log in to ebay if  you are not already):

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This offers TCA as an option. Click on the "Add to My Charities" button where indicated with the red arrow. Thereafter, when you make a purchase, at checkout you will be offered the option to make a donation to TCA in any amount of your choosing. Small amounts add up, larger ones are great! It's always up to you!

The option will appear at the lower part of your checkout page, something like this:

Ebay Checkout page.

If you're a regular seller on ebay, you can allocate a portion of your sales proceeds to be donated to TCA. Look at the green arrow marked "Optional" above to see how to do it. Details on how ebay calculates the donation may be read here. This is a wonderful way to share the financial benefits of your hobby with the organization that promotes it!

An added benefit to TCA is that these donations are not subject to normal processing fees, so that makes your donation work harder!

For other ways to financially support, including Amazon Smile and other means, please go here.


*Note. TCA is not a party to any of your eBay transactions, and does not endorse any products or vendors. PayPal issues the receipts to you for your donation, not TCA.

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