Carousell to donate USD 1.4-M worth of AD Inventory for NGOs
Initiative will launch in the Philippines, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Singapore to support any non-profit organisations helping COVID-19 affected communities
Carousell, one of the world’s largest and fastest growing classifieds, is stepping up to help in the fight against COVID-19 by announcing the launch of “COVID-19 Free Ads for Charity”. This initiative will offer up to $1.4 million in an advertising support program for non-profit organisations helping the communities impacted by COVID-19.
This $1.4 million fund will focus on supporting any non-profit organisations in the Philippines, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Singapore and their efforts to replenish supply of food and essential health products, donations for upkeep cost, call for volunteers and other initiatives caring for families-at-risk and seniors in need.
“The COVID-19 pandemic is greatly impacting the lives of many in the region including the Philippines. We want to support Caritas Manila, a non-profit organisation that is playing a key role during the crisis, through access to our platform and users to get greater visibility and a larger reach.” said Raffy Montemayor, General Manager, Carousell Philippines.
“We know that Caritas Manila will be able to help our less fortunate brothers and sisters in this time of great need while we all collectively do our part to help flatten the curve,” Raffy Montemayor continued.
The initiative will launch with existing partnerships including Caritas Manila in the Philippines, Parents Without Partners Berhad in Malaysia, Singapore Red Cross in Singapore and Habitat For Humanity in Hong Kong. Interested non-profit organisations can simply apply via https://caro.sl/freeadsforcharity.
“We want to thank Carousell for raising awareness for Caritas Manila so that we are able to receive resources to help alleviate the hunger of the less fortunate during this health and social pandemic,” said Fr Anton CT Pascual, Executive Director, Caritas Manila.
Apart from supporting non-profit organisations, Carousell has committed to additional resources that will empower small and medium businesses and local entrepreneurs during this COVID-19 crisis.
What is Carousell?
Carousell is a classifieds marketplace that makes selling as easy as taking a photo, buying as simple as chatting. Launched in August 2012, Carousell now has a presence in eight markets across Asia. With over 250 million listings, we are one of the world’s largest and fastest growing marketplaces in Southeast Asia, Taiwan and Hong Kong, and are backed by Telenor Group, Rakuten Ventures, Sequoia India, 500 Startups, Golden Gate Ventures, DBS, EDBI and Naspers. In the Philippines, OLX joins Carousell to bring consumers a diverse range of products across a variety of categories, including cars, lifestyle, gadgets and fashion accessories. Download the app for iOS or Android, and visit www.carousell.com for more information.