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    Goodwill® and Uber Partner to Collect Donations in Boston, New York City and San Francisco

    One-Day Promotion Benefits Local Job Training Programs 

    Rockville, MD — During this busy holiday season, it can be tough to find time to make it to a Goodwill, so Uber is bringing Goodwill to donors. Goodwill is partnering with Uber to collect donations free of charge in Boston, New York City and San Francisco, to benefit Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries, Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey and Goodwill Industries of San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin Counties.

    On Tuesday, November 25, Uber users can request free, on-demand donation pick-ups of clothes they no longer need for the Goodwill agencies in Boston, New York City and San Francisco. The promotion is taking place in these three areas only.

    How It Works:

    1. Today and tomorrow, Tuesday, November 25, donors bag up the jackets, shirts, pants, blouses and other clothing items.
    2. Donors use the Uber app tomorrow, Tuesday, November 25.
    3. Donors select the GIVE option on the bottom of the screen.
    4. An UberSUV arrives to pick up clothing bags and drop off the donations to Goodwill free of charge.

    Since Goodwill will be coming to consumers, it’s the perfect opportunity to give as much as possible and make room for upcoming holiday gifts. It’s the giving season, so Uber expects a high demand, so donors are asked to be patient.

    For those who have already cleaned out their closets, or if the promotion isn’t happening nearby, you can make a monetary donation at http://give.goodwill.org.

    The Details:

    • All clothing must be bagged for drivers to accept donations.
    • Drivers will arrive at requested pick-up locations. Donors are responsible for bringing bags outside, as drivers cannot leave their vehicles unattended.

    “During this season of giving, your donations create jobs and help fund Goodwill’s employment, job training and other community-based services for people in your community,” said Jim Gibbons, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries International. “We are grateful for our donors, especially during this busy winter season, for taking the time to donate and help people build their careers and care for their families.”  

    For more information about the partnership, visit http://blog.uber.com/winterclothingdrive.  

    To learn more about Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries, Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey and Goodwill Industries of San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin Counties, visit http://www.goodwillmass.org, http://sfgoodwill.org and http://www.goodwillnynj.org.

    About Goodwill Industries International

    Goodwill Industries International is a network of 165 community-based agencies in the United States and Canada with a presence in 14 other countries. Goodwill agencies are innovative and sustainable social enterprises that fund job training programs, employment placement services and other community-based programs by selling donated clothing and household items in more than 3,000 stores and online at shopgoodwill.com®. Goodwill also builds revenue and creates jobs by contracting with businesses and government agencies to provide a wide range of commercial services, including packaging and assembly, food service preparation, and document imaging and shredding. In 2013, more than 9.8 million people in the United States and Canada benefited from Goodwill’s career services.

    CONTACT:
    Charlene Sarmiento

    Goodwill Industries International

    (240) 333-5590

    charlene.sarmiento@goodwill.org

     

    Natalia Montalvo

    Uber Technologies, Inc.

    (415) 842-3431 

    natalia@uber.com  

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