It’s Good to Give!

22nd March 2017

Posted In: FYI

PayPal today announced that it has donated over €55,000 to seven Irish charities. Five of the charities received funding through the PayPal Gives initiative, a fund that supports and recognises PayPal employees who participate in charitable giving, volunteering and fundraising activities. A further two charities received donations through the PayPal Financial Inclusion Charity Grant Programme. The donations demonstrate PayPal’s commitment to supporting the Irish communities in which it operates.

One of the charities which caught our eye here at WMB was Junior Achievement Ireland – a programme which encourages young people to remain in education, while helping them to develop the skills they need to succeed in a rapidly changing world. As part of the programme, the charity will provide financial training and workshops for schoolchildren in Louth. Fifty PayPal employees in Dundalk have volunteered to help deliver the workshop.

Maeve Dorman, PayPal’s Head of Global Operations, Europe, Middle East and Africa said: “The PayPal Gives initiative is something that we at PayPal are extremely proud of, as it reflects the spirit of giving rooted within our company. The programme allows our teammates to see that they are making a real, tangible difference to the charities that they care about in terms of donations, volunteering and fundraising opportunities. We are delighted to support these seven charities and recognise the invaluable work each of them does.”

Pictured: Laura Morgan Walsh, Director of EMEA Risk and Financial Services Operations, PayPal (centre in white top and red skirt) together with PayPal teammates presents a cheque to Junior Achievement Ireland.