September Spring Clean with Uber and Forgood

Uber Technologies Inc. signage stands inside the company's office prior to Senator Marco Rubio, a Republican from Florida, speaking in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, March 24, 2014. Rubio addressed the need to adapt antiquated government regulations to increase economic opportunities for the 21st century and outdated regulations limit consumer choice. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Can you believe that it is September already? I am so glad that spring has officially sprung, well at least here in Johannesburg! And with September, comes the annual Spring Clean, and this year, Uber is teaming up with Forgood, to help you donate clothing, electronics, appliances and non-perishable food you no longer need, in a quick and convenient fashion.

Forgood (www.forgood.co.za) is an online platform that connects people who want to do good, to the organisations that need their help. They assist in connecting both volunteers and donors with causes that best fit the good deed. #uberforgood means you get to donate your unwanted items right from your doorstep, making giving that much easier!

All you need to do is clean out your cupboard and request an Uber to take care of the rest.

HOW WILL #uberforgood WORK?

➢     Bag up your spring cleaned clothing, household items and box up your appliances, electronics and non-perishable food for people or animals.

➢     Sign up here if you are not yet an Uber user.

➢     Open your Uber app on Tuesday, 8 September between 10:00 – 16:00.

➢     Select the ‘FORGOOD’ vehicle view at the bottom of the screen.

➢     UberVANs in Joburg, UberXLs in Cape Town and uberXs in Durban will arrive to pick up your items and drop-off your donation to the forgood depots free of charge.

➢     In need of inspiration? Browse the 480 needs listed by Causes right here: https://www.forgood.co.za/Needs/Goods

#uberforgood is not limited to individuals; corporates are encouraged to participate too by giving to those less fortunate this Spring.

Donors are asked to personally bring their donations to the Uber vehicles as the drivers are unable to leave these unattended. In order for drivers to accept donations, clothing must be bagged and all appliances, electronics and non-perishable food must be placed in boxes – this helps when packing the vehicle properly.

Should the vehicle requested already contain donations and your items are too large to be collected, you may have to request another vehicle. But no worries, it’s free!

#uberforgood will be in high demand so please be patient.

If you are unable to request an #uberforgood vehicle on the day, just go to forgood and create your own Offer – an easy way to make sure your donation goes to a worthy cause!

#uberforgood – Clean out your cupboards and let Uber take care of the rest!

Don’t yet have the Uber app? Download it now from your app provider.

  • Sign up with the promo code forgood

Share your uberforgood photos with us on Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #uberforgood

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