Users of UsedVictoria.com can now donate the proceeds from the sale of their items to local charities, thanks to the creation of #UsedHelps.
Users can select the #UsedHelps button when listing their items for sale. This allows them to choose a recipient from the participating list of charities.
When the item is sold, the buyer’s credit card is charged and the donation is sent directly to the charity.
“We expect a learning curve as users become accustomed to paying via credit card,” said Elizabeth Dutton, president of UsedEverywhere.com. “For #UsedHelps transactions, you hit the ‘accept’ button on your mobile device instead of passing cash to the seller.”
Charities interested in participating in #UsedHelps can contact Lesley Brown, managing director of Socoloco, the tech company that helped create #UsedHelps, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charities currently participating include Bridges For Women, Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island, Our Place Society and United Way of Greater Victoria, among others.