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Spring clean with #uberforgood

Spring has officially sprung! In the spirit of spring-cleaning (and giving), Uber is teaming up with forgood, to help you donate clothing, electronics, appliances and non-perishable foods 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 foods for people or animals.

Signup 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 foods 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 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!

ENDS

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About forgood

Acting as a social marketplace, forgood is the common denominator that will link causes to individuals and vice versa and by so doing facilitate real value for everyone involved. Forgood aims to do good by tapping into a group of forward-thinking individuals and businesses who can use the online platform to help with volunteering, donations and community engagement projects. Essentially forgood connects the dots and makes finding ways to give back, quick, easy and fun.

For more information visit one of the following:

www.forgood.co.za
Facebook – /forgoodSA

Twitter – @forgoodSA

Media contacts

Beverley Houston, on behalf of forgood

beverley@be-cause.co.za
082 824 8617 / 021 447 1082

About Uber

Uber is evolving the way the world moves, seamlessly connecting riders to drivers through smartphone technology. Uber’s mission is nothing less than a revolution in the way citizens of the world move, work and live. It aspires to transform the way people connect with their communities and to bring reliability, convenience and opportunity to transport systems. The Uber network is now available in 300 cities across 60 countries and 6 continents. To request a ride, users must download the free application for Android, iPhone, Blackberry 7, Windows Phone or register for Uber at www.uber.com/go.

For questions visit www.uber.com/capetown | www.uber.com/johannesburg |

www.uber.com/durban

Media contacts

Samantha Allenberg, Uber Communications Africa

Tel: +27 82 453 7495

Email: samantha.allenberg@uber.com

Instagram: @Uber_RSA| Facebook – /uber_RSA| Twitter – @uber_RSA

Jessica Gois – Jenni Newman Public Relations (Uber South Africa – PR Agency)

Tel: + 27 (0) 82 777 5427

Email: jessica@jnpr.co.za

Lucia Walker – Jenni Newman Public Relations (Uber South Africa – PR Agency)

Tel: + 27 (0) 83 500 4333

Email: luciaw@jnpr.co.za

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