While you may or may not know or even like Regretsy, the website does some good deeds. This Christmas season, Regretsy decided to hold a fundraiser to donate toys to 200 needy children. After only a few hours, they raised enough money for not only the toys, but also to donate money to the families to help with any financial difficulties they may be having.
Then Paypal stepped in.
Paypal, a huge corporation that only deals with money to make money, decided that since Regretsy had used the "wrong button," namely the "Donate" button that they are claiming is only for non-profits, Regretsy would have to return all donations...
While Paypal is, of course, keeping all fees made from the transactions.
At one point, the Paypal representative even told the owner of Regretsy that she could "use the donate button to raise money for a sick cat, but not poor people."
After Regretsy's owner asked to talk to someone higher up, Paypal actually froze her personal account as well.
You can read more about this on Regretsy's website here: http://www.regretsy.com/2011/12/05/cats-1-kids-0/
The Consumerist also ran an article here: http://consumerist.com/2011/12/paypal-rains-on-regretsys-secret-santa-campaign-over-use-of-wrong-button.html
Here is a list of phone numbers and emails if you wish to lodge a complaint: http://consumerist.com/2008/06/all-the-secret-paypalebay-email-addresses-and-phone-numbers-you-could-ever-want.html#.Tt1m77VTojs.twitter
Here's a petition to make them unfreeze Regretsy's account: http://www.change.org/
petitions/ president-paypal-unfreeze-regre tsys-account-to-help-children- in-need
A corporation making profits off donations meant to help poor children? Then requiring the donations to be returned, forcing Regretsy to call off any monetary donations to these needy families?
This is a call to action.
Come on, Occupiers. Let's make it right.