NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - June 17, 2014) - WebThriftStore, a leading online fundraising platform that turns excess stuff into cash for charities, today announced a special designer donation drive in partnership with Uber and New York Cares. During the weekend of June 20th to 22nd, Manhattan residents will be able to quickly and easily donate their unused designer goods to benefit New York Cares.
Thousands of New York Cares supporters will have the opportunity to clean out their closets and donate their excess designer items by opening Uber app from their smartphones, tapping UberRUSH, typing special promotion code "webthriftstore" and requesting a free pickup for delivery to WebThriftStore headquarters at 221 West 17th Street. All donated items will be listed for sale on New York Cares' online thrift store.
"New York Cares is excited to partner with WebThriftStore and UberRUSH for this unique donation drive," said Gary Bagley, New York Cares Executive Director. "We strive to provide innovative and impactful opportunities for New Yorkers to make a difference in their communities, whether through volunteerism or financial support. WebThriftStore serves as a new and creative way to support our work and this drive is another excellent opportunity for New Yorkers to give back."
Each UberRUSH messenger can carry one bag weighing a maximum of 30 pounds and can pick up donations at any address below 125th Street in Manhattan. Donors are encouraged to donate designer goods such as women's shoes, handbags, clothing, electronics, watches, and jewelry.
"The opportunity to partner with Uber and New York Cares helps us further the WebThriftStore mission," said Doug Krugman, founder and CEO of WebThriftStore. "To be connected with such prestigious brands is an honor and we look to the charity designer drive as a model to replicate in other cities as UberRUSH rolls out across the country."
About Uber Technologies
Uber is evolving the way the world moves. By seamlessly connecting riders to drivers through our apps, we make cities more accessible, opening up more possibilities for riders and more business for drivers. From our founding in 2009 to our launches in over 130 cities today, Uber's rapidly expanding global presence continues to bring people and their cities closer. For further information, visit http://www.uber.com.
About New York Cares
New York Cares, New York City's largest volunteer organization, runs vital programs for 1,300 nonprofits, public schools, and city agencies to help people in need throughout the five boroughs, and does so at no cost to the recipient organizations. Since 1987, New York Cares has made it easy for all New Yorkers to work together to strengthen the city; last year, we provided critical services to 400,000 at-risk New Yorkers. To learn more, visit http://newyorkcares.org.
WebThriftStore allows any nonprofit to set up an online thrift store without holding physical inventory and with no financial risk. We turn excess stuff into cash for charities, tax deductions for donors, and bargains for shoppers. It's a way for shoppers and charity supporters to do good, and for charities to engage supporters without asking for money. Any registered 501(c)(3) charity can partner with WebThriftStore to open its own dedicated online store, with no up-front or subscription fees. WebThriftStore is privately owned and is headquartered in New York City.
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