May 25, 2017

Spring cleaning: Uber to pick up donations in lower Westchester



Uber and Goodwill have partnered to pick up charitable donations from residents in lower Westchester on Saturday, May 6. Dan Reiner/lohud Wochit Buy Photo Have bags of old clothes and shoes started piling up around your home? This weekend, Uber will come pick them up for free.

On Saturday, anyone in southern Westchester with the Uber app will be able to request a driver to pick up clothing for donation. The driver will take the bags to either the Goodwill Store & Donation Center in New Rochelle or the Goodwill Attended Donation Center in Eastchester.

“The goal is to make it as convenient and seamless as possible for people to donate their clothes while they’re doing spring cleaning,” said Uber spokesperson Alix Anfang.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, a Goodwill pop-up will appear at the bottom of the Uber app screen for Westchester residents south of White Plains. The user can request a driver, who will take gently-used clothing, shoes or accessories to the nearest Goodwill location.

"There’s so much more than just taking a person from point A to point B," she said. "We thought, while we can’t offer rides to people right now, why not offer people the ability […]

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