Going Uber and beyond for charity

In the spirit of Christmas, several black cars from ride-hailing service company Uber - UberSLEIGHs - turned up at people's homes and offices yesterday to collect toys, books, clothes and stationery. Singapore Red Cross will distribute the items to u
ST PHOTOS: KEVIN LIM
In the spirit of Christmas, several black cars from ride-hailing service company Uber - UberSLEIGHs - turned up at people's homes and offices yesterday to collect toys, books, clothes and stationery. Singapore Red Cross will distribute the items to u
ST PHOTOS: KEVIN LIM

In the spirit of Christmas, several black cars from ride-hailing service company Uber - UberSLEIGHs - turned up at people's homes and offices yesterday to collect toys, books, clothes and stationery. Singapore Red Cross will distribute the items to underprivileged children.

Another round of collections will take place today between noon and 3pm. Those who want to donate can sign up via the Uber app and drivers will pick up the items.

The UberSLEIGH campaign is part of Giving Week, a range of events and activities encouraging people to donate to charity and to volunteer.

Giving Week is organised by the National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre and lasts until Monday.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 03, 2016, with the headline 'Going Uber and beyond for charity'. Print Edition | Subscribe