Looking to beat this weekend’s snowstorm? Uber, Salvation Army holding coat drives at two Bronx locations this week

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With a coastal snowstorm expected to cover New York City in an estimated 3-6 inches of snow — with estimated 6-9 inches expected just east of the city and eastern portions of Brooklyn and Queens, according to the National Weather Service, New Yorkers have a prime opportunity to snag a sturdy winter coat from Saturday to Thursday.

Uber, in partnership with the Salvation Army is holding a three-day coat drive today in 5 cities — New York City, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Chicago and San Francisco — with two coat drives being held in Tremont’s Salvation Army location on 4109 Park Ave. and the Salvation Army building on 2359 Jerome Ave. from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Uber and Salvation Army are allowing people to donate gently used coats via Uber Connect, the company’s same-day local delivery solution.
Uber and Salvation Army is allowing people to donate gently used coats via Uber Connect, the company’s same-day local delivery solution. And, Uber will cover the cost of the trip up to $25.

Here’s how to donate: 

  • Apply the promo code to your Uber Wallet (see promo below)

  • Place your gently used coat in a bag

  • Select Package :package: in the Uber app, tap “Send a package”, and enter your location and your nearest Salvation Army location from the list below.

  • Tap Choose Connect:package:

  • On the Review Order screen under the Dropoff section, update the delivery method to Meet at Door and add a note for the driver: “For Salvation Army Coat Drive”

  • Follow along via the in-app instructions and watch as your coat gets delivered  in real-time!

Users can use the promo code: CoatDriveNYC.

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