Uber & The Red Cross Will Pick Up Your Clothing Donations This Sunday

This Sunday, Uber and Australian Red Cross will be running its yearly clothing drive once again, so it’s a great time to clean out your wardrobe for those in need.

Last year, the partnership saw total donations worth around $800,000, with a similar haul expected this time around. It’s the third year the clothing drive is being run and in terms of how it works, nothing’s changed.

All you need to do is gather all of the things you’d like to donate, open up the Uber app between 12pm and 4pm on Sunday the 3rd of June, select the Red Cross Clothing Drive card, tap ‘Request’, and they’ll come to your location and pick up the goods. Easy as that. 

“Uber is proud to be partnering again with Australian Red Cross in support of this fantastic initiative,” Uber Australia and New Zealand general manager, Susan Anderson, said in a release. “We are hoping that this year’s Clothing Drive will be bigger and better, helping raise funds to support the invaluable work Red Cross does for communities in need.”

Roughly 41,000 kilograms of clothing was collected during last year’s drive in about 2,500 pickups across nine Australian cities.

If you’re keen to get involved, you’ll be able to request pickups in the following areas:

  • Sydney – CBD and Eastern Suburbs, North Shore, and Inner West
  • Melbourne – CBD and surrounding suburbs
  • Adelaide – CBD and surrounding suburbs
  • Brisbane – Fortitude Valley, CBD, and surrounding suburbs
  • Gold Coast – Southport and surrounding suburbs
  • Perth – CBD and surrounding suburbs

There’s a few rules, though. Firstly, the pickups can be clothing, shoes, and accessories only, so don’t be trying to flog toys or electronics. Make sure everything is bagged before the driver arrives and wait with your stuff, don’t just dump it on the curb. And please, don’t donate broken or trashed items, no one wants that.

It’s a great way to make some room in your wardrobe and help out those doing it tough.

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