A partnership between UsedVictoria.com and nine Greater Victoria charities lets sellers donate their earnings to a good cause.

A partnership between UsedVictoria.com and nine Greater Victoria charities lets sellers donate their earnings to a good cause.

Greater Victoria charities partner with UsedVictoria.com

#UsedHelps program now lets sellers donate cash from sales to one of nine Greater Victoria charities

UsedVictoria.com is launching a new partnership that lets sellers donate their earnings to one of nine local charities.

When sellers post an item to UsedVictoria.com, they can click the #UsedHelps icon, which allows them to choose a recipient from a list of participating charities. When the item is sold, the buyer’s credit card is charged and the donation is sent directly to the charity. A tax receipt, when applicable, is provided to the seller via email.

“We expect a learning curve as users become accustomed to paying via credit card,” said Elizabeth Dutton, president of parent company UsedEverywhere.com. “The same safety tips apply: meet in person, in a public place and with a friend. However, for #UsedHelps transactions, you hit the “accept” button on your mobile device instead of passing cash to the seller.”

Charitable giving and volunteerism play a large part in the lives of Greater Victorians, Dutton added.

According to the Victoria Foundation’s Vital Signs report for 2014, 25.5 per cent of locals who file taxes make charitable donations, which is higher than both British Columbia (21 per cent) and Canada (22.4 per cent). When it comes to volunteering for non-profit and charitable organizations, 55 per cent of Victorians volunteered at least once in the last year.

Benefiting charities include the Arthritis Society, Bipolar Babes, Bridges for Women, Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island, Creatively United for the Planet, David Foster Foundation, Fairfield Gonzales Community Association, Disaster Aid Canada, Help Fill a Dream, Nichiren Buddha Hokkeko Society, Our Place Society, United Way of Greater Victoria, Vancouver Island South Film & Media Commission, Victoria Conservatory of Music, Victoria Hospice and Victoria READ Society.

Check out usedvictoria.com for more information.

editor@saanichnews.com

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