Helping to move Europe when Europe’s moved: Uber’s response to the European refugee crisis


The refugee crisis has moved everyone and at Uber we want to do our bit to help too.

In partnership with Caritas of the Archdiocese of Prague we will be launching UberGIVING as a part of a  pan-EU initiative across over 23 European cities.

On Wednesday, September 9th, between the hours of 10 am and  8 pm, Uber will collect for free any supplies donated by the public, on behalf of the Caritas of the Archdiocese of Prague, which provides materials and support to the refugees in the Czech Republic.

How does it work?

  • Open the Uber app at any time during the initiative, in cities where Uber operates in Europe, and swipe the slider to ‘GIVING’.
  • Request a car – completely free of charge – to pick up your donations in Prague within minutes.
  • Donations will be delivered to a local Caritas centre and then on to the people who need it most.

We are accepting all goods currently requested by the Caritas, which includes:

  • blankets
  • warm clothes
  • sports and daily shoes
  • hygienic items.

Please make sure that everything that you want collected is grouped together in a bag – it will make it much easier for us and the teams at the collection points to get your donations to where they’re needed.

We’re all used to getting a ride at the push of a button.  Now, we want to use Uber to help refugees in desperate need.  As always, none of this would be possible without our amazing partner-drivers.

Thank you for your support!

Your Uber Prague team


We want to hear about your donations. Use the hashtag #UberGIVING.