Way to ruin Christmas, PayPal.
The site has been getting a ton of negative feedback from customers after shutting down a Secret Santa charity drive on the popular website Regretsy. LAME!
Last month, the website's owner began a charity drive on the website to donate money to children in need.
200 children were to receive Christmas gifts paid for by donors. But, when she put the "Donate" button instead of the "Buy" button on the profitable site, PayPal shut down the drive, gave all the money back, and froze her account.
When word got around of the evil PayPal's doing, people began blasting the site. LUCKILY, PayPal realized they were in the wrong and decided to make a donation to Regretsy to help families in need during the holiday season.
Regretsy's owner, April Winchell, said she did have an "encouraging" conversation with PayPal. She added:
"I am extremely grateful to all of you for your efforts. If Paypal is sincere about allowing us to make these gifts, you will have made a difference for 200 children and their families this holiday season."
Phew! Thank goodness Christmas isn't canceled this year!
And kudos to you, April, for doing such a noble deed for children. Bravo!
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