Now in its fourth year, #GivingTuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back. Last year, more than 26,000 partners and countless individuals celebrated #GivingTuesday in 68 different countries.
On #GivingTuesday which falls this year on December 1st 2015, PayPal has collaborated with 92nd Street Y, the founder of #GivingTuesday to set a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title.
With the help of contributions through their platform from donors around the world, PayPal is aiming to break the Guinness World Record title for the ‘Most money donated online in 24-hours’ on #GivingTuesday on December 1st
- The current title is for $19 million raised in the UK for the Tsunami in December 2004.
- PayPal’s goal is to break that record on #GivingTuesday this year through their platform.
- We are collaborating with PayPal to encourage Americans <localize> to donate on this big day and have their contributions set a Guinness World Record.
Since its inaugural year in 2012, PayPal has extended a 1% donation match in the US for donations above $10 through the PayPal Giving Fund. This year, on #GivingTuesday which falls on December 1st, PayPal is extending the Give Cheer campaign and 1% donation match globally to nine markets – Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Ireland, Singapore, Spain, US and UK.
Each of the markets are working with their local #GivingTuesday partner or charity partners to drive up donations through PayPal on this day.
In Australia, donations made with PayPal to their key partners count towards the 1% donation match and Guinness World Record Attempt.
Those partners include:
- World Vision
- Doctors Without Borders
- Jeans for Genes
- The Smith Family
- Living Ocean
- GoFundraise – the location for all other charities running campaigns.
For #GivingTuesday Australia media queries, please contact:
p: +61 8 8212 8555 ext 206 or contact [at] givingtuesday.org.au