Charities are struggling more than ever these days to provide the same services with fewer and fewer dollars, with no funds available for overhead, but things literally changed overnight for the Women's Heart Foundation when eBay Giving Works invited the Women's Heart Foundation to be the recipient of funds for a new initiative it began this past February called "Give at Checkout" that allows any buyer to add $1 at checkout. The donations took place the week of February 9-16 as part of a "Healthy Hearts promotion" by eBay, and that resulted in over $20,000 in donations to the Women's Heart Foundation.
"We are thrilled to have been selected by eBay as the featured charity ", said Bonnie Arkus, WHF executive director.
"The Women's Heart Foundation was given a unique opportunity to be highlighted on hundreds of thousands of eBay purchases during the week and this provided us with much needed unrestricted funds. Thanks to the eBay community, WHF is able to continue its mission of instituting heart disease prevention and wellness programs. With these funds, we will be able to expand our heart health programs to the middle school. At the same time, we will be creating a new HeartFitKid website with downloadable tools to assist other schools who wish to develop wellness and prevention programs. We are deeply honored to have been chosen by the eBay community and pleased to know WHF has the public's strong support for what we do."
Donors may continue to support the WHF through a permanent link on the www.womensheart.org homepage or through the Women's Heart Foundation donation page under "Donate through eBay Giving Works, Buy, Sell, or Donate to support the Women's Heart Foundation on eBay" with a live link to the WHF dedicated page on eBay.
Giving Works empowers the eBay Community to make a positive impact in the world by facilitating innovative, convenient, and trusted fundraising.
Giving Works has helped raise $166 million+ to date with over 15,000 participating nonprofits. It celebrated is 5 year anniversary in November 2008. A charity is selected by the eBay community based on its popularity with donors and the type of work it does in the community.
The Women's Heart Foundation (WHF) is the only Non Governmental Organization
that designs and implements demonstration projects for the prevention
of heart disease. WHF founded the global movement of heart disease awareness in women. WHF, incorporated June 11, 1992 as a 501 c3 charitable organization, is dedicated to improving survival and quality of life.