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Uber gives customers the chance to donate to Cancer Research UK

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Uber is giving its customers across the UK the chance to donate clothes and other items to Cancer Research UK through their app in a charity initiative called uberGIVING.

On Saturday 2 June the company is offering people an easy way to donate clothes, accessories and other items to one of Cancer Research UK’s shops across the UK using the Uber app in cities including London, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Users simply have to open their app, tap an in-app card, request a pick up and then give the donations to a driver.

Uber says its a way for it to use its technology to “give something back”.


As someone who tried to utilise the opportunity, I would like to log and hopefully have it published that despite x2 requests over 48hrs on the W/e of the 2nd June 2018, NO UBER DRIVER TURNED UP To collect my bags of donations.

For Uber giving to work, their drivers will have to care and commit as much we the public do.
I don’t even use Uber as I don’t believe or fully trust their registration and vetting processes, but I thought that this was too good a charitable opportunity to miss, so I sought to utilise then for this…only for nobody from their company to turn up!!

I even asked other people who use Uber regularly, to request a donation pick up from me, which they did, but still No pick up by Uber.

I initially thought they may have been very busy, hence the delay.
However, as I sit here looking at the bags of good quality donations, I realise it is just a case that majority of people driving for Uber, just don’t care enough to facilitate the Uber giving initiative.