Uber and Australian Red Cross making donating clothing easy

WERE you given a Christmas gift that isn’t quite you? Ride-sharing service Uber is offering to collect your unwanted Christmas gifts or quality clothing and take them to a Red Cross Shop.

This Sunday, January 31, between 11am and 4pm Uber drivers will collect donations for Red Cross Shops in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Geelong, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney and the Sunshine Coast.

Marketing Manager for Red Cross Shops, Kate Dear is grateful to Uber: “The more donations we receive the more we are able to support the work of Red Cross around Australia.”

Proceeds from Red Cross Shops will help support the everyday work of Red Cross including daily phone calls for elderly people who live alone, breakfast for schoolkids who might otherwise go to school hungry, and clean drinking water for remote communities.

“You get a good feeling when you donate to a Red Cross shop,” Kate said.

To get involved bag up your clothing and gifts and open the Uber app between 11am and 4pm on Sunday then slide across to the ‘Clothing Drive’ option in the app.

An Uber driver-partner will collect your donations and take them to your nearest Red Cross Shop free-of-charge.

Kate Dear asks people to be patient as an Uber driver-partner may not be able to available straight away. “Only donate quality clothing and gifts that are readily saleable,” Kate added.

“Donations must be taken to the vehicle as drivers cannot leave their vehicles unattended.”

For more information about Red Cross Shops go to redcross.org.au/shop.

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Ryan Fritz started The Advocate in 2014 to provide not-for-profits and charities with another media platform to tell their worthwhile hard news stories and opinion pieces effortlessly. In 2020, Ryan formed a team of volunteer journalists to help spread even more high-quality stories from the third sector. He also has over 10 years of experience as a media and communications professional for not-for-profits and charities.

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