You Ride, We Donate!
Blog Post Update | Thursday, October 23rd
For the last week, we asked Torontonians to #RideForACause by donating $1 of every ride to the charity of their choice. With five amazing organizations involved – CAMH, SickKids, Alpine Ontario, the Boys & Girls Club and True Patriot Love – the most difficult part was choosing which organization to ride for!
We’re blown away by the results and excited to announce that Toronto took just under 2,000 rides on behalf of these five organizations! On top of that, for having the most rides taken, we’ll also be donating an additional $5,000 to SickKids!
Thank you to all the amazing riders who supported #RideForACause! If you’re a non-profit organization that would like to get involved with Uber Toronto, feel out this form!
Original Blost Post | Tuesday, October 14th
Thanksgiving might be over, but the ability to give back continues on with Uber! Plus, we figured the turkey might have you moving a bit slower this week, so we came up with a way that lets you continue giving thanks AND pick up the pace: Ride for a Cause.
We’ve partnered with five amazing organizations in Toronto to give back to – the hardest part is picking just which one you want to support!
True Patriot Love
True Patriot Love’s vision is to honours the sacrifices of members of the Canadian Forces, veterans and their families by stepping in where government is unable to fund programs, promote their special skills and capabilities resulting from their unique conditions of service and being a conduit for everyday Canadians, corporations and philanthropists to express their appreciation and patriotism.
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada’s largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital, as well as one of the world’s leading research centres in the area of addiction and mental health. CAMH combines clinical care, research, education, policy development and health promotion to help transform the lives of people affected by mental health and addiction issues.
Alpine Ontario Alpin (AOA) is a Not-for-Profit Provincial Sport organization promoting the development of recreational and competitive ski racing in Ontario. There are over 30,000 members, including athletes, parents, coaches, volunteers, officials, and partner. Alpine Ontario Alpin offers programs for skiers at all ages and abilities; programs include Alpine Skiing, ParaSkiing, and Skier Cross.
The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is a health-care community dedicated to improving the health of children. Their mission is to provide the best in family-centred, compassionate care, to lead in scientific and clinical advancement, and to prepare the next generation of leaders in child health.
Toronto Kiwanis Boys & Girls Clubs
Toronto Kiwanis Boys & Girls Clubs (TKBGC) serves 1,300 children and youth between the ages of 6 to 18 living in Toronto’s inner-city communities of Regent Park, in the downtown east and Trinity Bellwoods, in the downtown west. TKBGC provides service to 525 children and youth on a daily basis and serve over 2,650 nutritious meals each week and over. TKBGC helps young people reach their full-potential through supportive adult mentors and engaging activities centered on: literacy and learning; cooking and nutrition; physical activity; creative arts and personal development.
Whether you’re a freshman or a senior headed back to campus this fall, one thing is certain—you’ll need to eat. And there is nothing worse than being limited to questionable cafeteria food or taking a chance on expired leftovers in the back of the fridge. The best news? UberEATS is expanding to 30+ major college campuses by the end of the year, from Penn State to LSU to Boise State. Since we want you to focus on what you love about college and not worry about your next meal, we’re predicting the 5 times you’ll need to order UberEATS this semester.
We are excited to surpass the 100th city mark by welcoming two Brazilian cities, Rio de Janeiro and Belo Horizonte, to the UberEATS family. From Atlanta to Warsaw, people have truly embraced this easy and reliable way to discover the food they love at the push of a button. Whether that’s an Indian inspired samosa, a good old-fashioned American burger or Vietnamese pho, people in 27 countries are using UberEATS to get a taste of the world’s flavors at the push of a button.
We’re excited to expand the Uber for Business platform beyond business travel, to include a world-class customer transportation solution, Uber Central. With Uber Central, organizations of all shapes and sizes can now easily provide on-demand, door-to-door transportation for their customers, clients, and guests.