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Give the World a Present Whilst Selling on eBay

9 June, 2006 - 00:00 -- World Land Trust
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Now you can help protect endangered habitats worldwide whilst selling your items on eBay.

As a registered charity the World Land Trust can now accept donations from eBay sellers who choose to donate a percentage of their eBay earnings to charity. The items will be featured in eBay for charity listings and means you can give the world a present every time you make a sale.

The procedure is simple: once you have registered with Mission Fish (a charity acting as a middleman between eBay users and other charities), selected the World Land Trust (WLT) as the benefiting charity and your item has successfully sold, after shipping and receiving the money the seller passes the agreed donated percentage to Mission Fish who then directs it to the World Land Trust.

The listed charity items will appear with an "eBay for charity icon" along with the WLT logo and the percentage of the price donated to charity and will be an added incentive for people to bid.

Gift Aid will also be claimed where eligible and if you donate 100% of the earnings, Mission Fish will take no administration fee. For more instructions on how it works go to http://pages.ebay.co.uk/community/charity/FAQ.html#16.

The World Land Trust is making further use of eBay for charity by holding an online auction of wildlife pictures by renowned artist and WLT trustee Bruce Pearson with all proceeds going to save endangered habitats. The first auction is being held by supporter Giles Henderson on behalf of the WLT and demonstrates how you can save wildlife whilst selling on eBay for charity. So go and have a look by searching for "Bruce Pearson limited addition print" on eBay.co.uk and start your bidding!

For more details on the upcoming auctions and to have a look at some of the work available go to http://www.worldlandtrust/support/bruce-pearson.htm or sign up to our monthly eBulletin.

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