On Saturday, May 2, Uber drivers will pick up clothing donations and deliver them to Baton Rouge Goodwill Stores free of charge
|WHO: ||An innovative partnership between Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana and the popular |
on demand transportation platform, Uber. On Saturday, May 2, donors can open the app and
request a pickup for their donations to be delivered by an Uber directly to their Baton Rouge
Goodwill store free of charge.Building on the success of previous promotions in the New York, Boston and San Francisco areas,
this is the first time Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana and Uber have partnered on a
full-scale nationwide campaign to combine the power of donating with the convenience of ordering
a ride via a mobile device. The partnership is available in more than 50 cities across the United
States as well as in Sao Paulo, Brazil where both Goodwill and Uber operate.
|WHAT: ||Here’s how it works: |
1. Collect the jackets, shirts, pants, blouses and other clothing items to donate to Goodwill.
2. On Saturday, May 2, donors will open the Uber app and be able to select the GIVE option
on the bottom of the screen.
3. An Uber vehicle will arrive to pick up clothing bags, and the driver will drop-off the
donations to Goodwill locations in Baton Rouge.
• 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 at http://give.goodwill.org
|WHEN: ||Saturday, May 2, 2015 |
|WHERE: ||BATON ROUGE – College Dr. |
3121 College Dr., Suite D
225.926.1868BATON ROUGE – Coursey Blvd.
10778 Coursey Blvd.
BATON ROUGE, LA. 70816
BATON ROUGE – Burbank Dr.
10350 Burbank Dr.
BATON ROUGE, LA., 70810
|VISUALS: ||Goodwill and Uber representatives interviewed at the Goodwill store about the promotion. Broll of |
Uber driver partners collecting donations from Goodwill donors and then driving them to Goodwill
where donation attendants and Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana employees helping
unload and process donated items.NOTE: Uber will not be offering ridealongs on Saturday.
|CONTACT:To schedule an interview with Uber and Goodwill representatives contact: |
Sabrina Written, Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana
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About Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana
Goodwill is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to offering opportunities to people with
disabilities and other employment disadvantages to improve their economic self-sufficiency through
training, education, support services and employment. In 2014, 3,438 people received Goodwill’s
employment and training services. Goodwill is the original social enterprise—operating more than
a dozen janitorial and grounds maintenance contracts and 18 retail stores in 14 cities—including
Baton Rouge, Covington, Denham Springs, Gonzales, Hammond, Houma, Kenner, Mandeville,
Metairie, New Orleans, River Ridge, Slidell, Walker and Zachary.