Uber to partner with Goodwill for Spokane area donation drive

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May 05, 2015

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WHERE:           
Donations will be delivered by Uber drivers to the downtown Spokane location at 130 E. Third Avenue.

WHEN:             
Saturday, May 9, 2015
​10 a.m. – 6 p.m. in Uber’s Spokane footprint

Connect with Uber 

Here’s how it works:

  1. Collect jackets, shirts, pants, blouses and other clothing items to donate to Goodwill.
  2. On Saturday, May 9, donors will open the Uber app and be able to select the GIVE option on the bottom of the screen.
  3. An Uber SUV will arrive to pick up clothing bags, and the driver will drop-off the donations to a designated Spokane Goodwill location.

Donate without the drive.

On Saturday, May 9, Uber drivers will pick up clothing donations and deliver them to Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest free of charge, between 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM. Spokane donors can open the app and request a pickup for their donations to be delivered by an Uber directly to their local Goodwill, free of charge.

Building on the success of previous promotions in the New York, Boston, San Francisco and Tacoma areas, this is the first time Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest and Uber have partnered to combine the power of donating with the convenience of ordering a ride via a mobile device.

The Details:

  • All clothing must be bagged for drivers to accept donations.
  • Drivers will arrive at requested pickup locations. Donors are responsible for bringing bags outside as drivers cannot leave their vehicles unattended.
  • For those who have already completed their spring cleaning and donations, or live in areas where Uber isn’t available, monetary donations can be made to Goodwill online.

WHERE:          
Donations will be delivered by Uber drivers to the downtown Spokane location at 130 E. Third Avenue.

WHEN:            
Saturday, May 9, 2015
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. in Uber’s Spokane footprint ( https://www.uber.com/cities/spokane )

About Uber
Uber is a technology platform that is evolving the way the world moves. By seamlessly connecting riders to drivers through our apps, we make cities more accessible, opening up more possibilities for riders and more business for drivers. From our founding in 2009 to our launches in over 300 cities today, Uber's rapidly expanding global presence continues to bring people and their cities closer. Follow us on Twitter: @Uber and find us on Facebook: Uber.

About Goodwill Industries of the Inland NorthwestDonate. Shop. Change a life.
Goodwill provides innovative job placement, career training and education to connect Americans with a higher quality of life.  As a unique nonprofit business serving 23 counties, our thrift shop revenue and public donations fuel programs that help people with limited income, disabilities and disadvantages overcome barriers to employment.  This year Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest will help more than 6,000 people with job training and placement, resources and advocacy so they can become independent citizens reaching their fullest potential.