Is your wardrobe overflowing with clothes that you don't wear? We've all been there, and we've all been too busy to do anything about it. Through its op-shops, Australian Red Cross finds a new home for your pre-loved outfits, shoes and accessories, with proceeds going towards its charity efforts — but we all know that wanting to donate your old threads is one thing and finding the time to do it is another.
That's why Australian Red Cross has partnered once again with Uber for its annual Uber x Red Cross Clothing Drive.Last year, it collected over 41,000 kilograms of clothing, which saw clothing items worth an estimated $800,000 donated. And you'd best take the drive part literally, as the ride-sharing service will actually drive to your house, pick up your unwanted clothes and deliver them to Red Cross Shops. Even better — it's not only super easy to take part, but it's free as well.
If you're a resident of Melbourne's CBD and surrounding suburbs, just make sure you're ready between 12pm and 4pm on Sunday, June 3. Once you've bagged up all of your old bits and pieces (items you'd happily give your best friend, and no toys, books, furniture or electrical objects), it's all incredibly simple.
Open the Uber app during that four-hour window, find the Uber x Red Cross Clothing Drive card, tap 'request' and confirm your pickup location. An Uber driver will then stop outside your house, meaning that you just need to take your preloved goods out to their car. Voila, you've cleared out your closet and you've helped folks in need, all with the tap of a button.
The Uber x Red Cross Clothing Drive will run between 12–4pm on Sunday, June 3. To book your free Uber, head to the app on the day.