Let’s be honest, our wardrobes are full of clothes doing little more than feeding resident moths. So for the third year running, the Australian Red Cross and Uber are freeing up your clothes hangers by offering a free collection service.
Last year roughly 41,000 kilograms of clothing was collected, which equates to $800,000 in donations and about 2500 Uber pick-ups. All contributions are sold in Red Cross Shops to raise funds for families and communities in need of support in Australia and around the world.
Items suitable for collection are limited to quality clothing, shoes and jewellery only. Remember, this is not an excuse to get rid of your old junk. Socks with holes can go in the bin.
Warm jerseys and coats – bag ‘em up. Toys, books, furniture and electrical items will not be accepted.
Drivers can’t leave their vehicles full of donations unattended, so you’ll need to bring the bagged items out to the car.
It’s outrageously simple to get involved. Request an Uber to your location, select the “Red Cross Clothing Drive” card and a driver will pick up the donations. The service is offered in select suburbs in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Perth.
It’s the perfect excuse for a premature spring-clean.
The Uber and Australian Red Cross Clothing Drive is on this Sunday June 3 from 12pm to 4pm. To see if your area is included head to uber.com