Friday, August 17, 2012

Olympic Item on Ebay Funds Charity

During the height of the Olympic Games recently, the Children’s Miracle Network listed a piece of Olympic memorabilia on eBay to help raise money for its organization. The U.S. Olympic Gymnastics team donated a jacket that was signed by the members of the 2012 team, including the women’s gold medal winners. John Macready wore the jacket while acting as a host and emcee at the San Jose, California Olympic trials. Macready was a member of the 1996 Olympic team.

The auction which began on August 1 started with a listing price of $19.96. Ten days and 35 bids later, the auction closed at $2025. The winning bidder will receive a certificate of authenticity and free FedEx shipping along with the jacket. The entire amount of the final sales price will go to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals organization. The organization supports 170 children’s hospitals across North America. The funds raised by the organization are used to support research and training, purchase equipment, and pay for uncompensated care. Below is a screen shot of the completed listing.

The donation for this auction was processed through eBay Giving Works. Managed by Misson Fish, the eBay Giving Works program allows sellers to share a percentage of the final sales price of a listing with a nonprofit organization of their choice. While listing an item, you can designate if you wish to donate to an organization, which organization you’d like to donate to, and the amount you wish to give. The donation is processed when a sale is made.

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