As part of a global charity drive, transportation service provider Uber has offered to pick up clothing donations from Qatar residents for free tomorrow afternoon and drop them off at Qatar Charity’s offices.
The effort, an offshoot of the #UberSpringCleaning campaign, will run from 10am to 4pm on Saturday, May 2.
Residents who wish to participate are asked to package their donated clothes in plastic bags, request the “Give” option in the Uber app on their phones and drop the clothes off with the driver who shows up at the pick-up location.
In a blog post about the initiative, Uber said:
“Please keep in mind drivers can’t leave vehicles unattended—we ask that you bring your bagged clothing out to meet your driver when they arrive.”
Qatar Charity didn’t immediately respond to requests for more information about where the clothing donations would go, but according to its website has been holding ongoing campaigns for people in Yemen and Syria.
Here’s a tip sheet on ways to help charities make the most of your clothing donations.
Meanwhile, Qatar Red Crescent (QRC) continues its campaign to raise some QR12 million in emergency relief for those hit by the disaster.
QRC officials and those from the Nepalese embassy here have stressed that monetary donations – and not items like shoes or clothes – are the best way to help with their effort.
However, residents who want to direct clothing donations specifically to the Nepal relief effort can head to the Grand Hyatt Doha, which is accepting washed, folded items daily at its Concierge desk between 9am and 5pm.
The hotel is also taking hygiene item donations, all of which will be delivered to the Grand Hyatt’s sister hotel in Kathmandu. That facility opened its doors to many left homeless following the earthquake.