Although Uber has a lot to deal with, they have placed a more important objective in mind. Here's how you can help.

Ajay Madhukar  |  Singapore
Published 2015-07-03 17:37:46

It’s known that while families and friends everywhere celebrate the holy month of Ramadan, we shouldn’t forget those that are less fortunate than us. And although Uber has a lot to deal with, they have placed a more important objective in mind.

In conjunction with the fasting month of Ramadan, Uber proudly launched a first-of-its-kind charity donation drive earlier today. The charity drive will benefit the children of Rumah Pengasih Warga Prihatin orphanage in Kajang.

Uber users will be able to donate items to the orphanage through the app on Saturday, 4th of July from 12pm to 5pm.

Image Credit: paultan.org
Image Credit: paultan.org


All you need to do is to download the app (if you haven’t already), slide left to the “uberRAMADAN” icon and select your desired location. Once you do that an Uber driver will arrive at your location to collect your donations.

Collections will be available between 12pm and 5pm and the pickups will be free of charge.

Uber won’t be accepting any cash donations for this drive but if you’d like to contribute you could prepare any of these items that are required by the home: Laundry detergent, soap, shampoo, toothpaste, milk powder, biscuits, instant noodles, canned sardines (non-perishable food items).

Image Credit: Uber
Image Credit: Uber

Keeping with the aura of the month, do ensure that the products are certified halal as well. You can read more about it here.

Leon Foong (GM of Uber KL) said on the eve of this pioneering initiative, “The support from riders and driver partners in Kuala Lumpur has been incredible. That’s why for this year’s Ramadan and Hari Raya celebrations, we really want to give back to the community. We recently concluded a 10 day campaign, where KL-ites could enjoy unlimited free rides on Uber, between 4pm-9pm so that the could enjoy iftar with their family and friends without worrying about parking or congestion issues. As part of the community here in KL, and in line with the spirit of Ramadan, we would like to do our small part to help those in need.”

While you do take time to enjoy time with family also take time helping those in need along with Uber.

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