Since the start of the Ukraine war, over 2 million children have fled the country to safety and an additional 2.5 million children have been displaced within the country.
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eBay in cooperation with UNICEF and Nova Ukraine, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing humanitarian aid to the people of Ukraine, is holding a charity auction on the marketplace of drawings and other artworks created by Ukrainian children to raise funds supporting the needs of children that had to flee the war.
Ever since Russia invaded Ukraine, eBay has pledged solidarity with the country and its people, including matching employee donations to organizations supporting Ukraine at a 2:1 ratio.
In addition, eBay’s European marketplaces collectively donated 500,000 Euros (about $530,000) to the Red Cross and waived transaction fees for sellers in Ukraine that are still able to operate.
Ukrposhta, the Ukrainian Postal Service, continues to operate within the country where possible, and even organizes flights and transportation of mail and packages to the US and other international destinations in support of Ukrainian eCommerce merchants.
eBay for Charity
eBay has also been working through its “eBay for Charity” team to help organizations use the platform to raise funds for Ukraine. eBay for Charity also enables sellers to list items on the marketplace while donating portions of or all of the proceeds from the sale to an approved charity.
The UNICEF and Nova Ukraine auction is a company-sponsored initiative that not only raises much-needed funds for essentials such as kids’ clothing or baby food but also offers an art therapy experience to children in safe playrooms.
As of this writing, there are over 180 listings on eBay with some items only available as digital downloads, presumably, they were created by children who are still in Ukraine. Physical artworks listed are shipped at no charge.
To learn more about this auction, please visit https://www.ebay.com/str/supportchildrenofukraine
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