Donors Shyp 21 Tons to Goodwill
Back by Popular Demand: Shyp Partners with SF Goodwill for a Summer of Free Donation Pickup
Shyp, the San Francisco a social minded tech startup that’s reinventing the world of logistics by changing the way we ship items from A to B and Goodwill, the 99-year-old social enterprise that turns donations into life-saving jobs are joining forces again to help San Franciscans ready to shed items from their wardrobes and homes.
“In April, donors used the Shyp app to donate a breathtaking 21 tons to SF Goodwill. That’s enough clothing and household goods to fill more than six 48 foot trailers and change the lives of dozens of local people in need, all while diverting textile waste from local landfills,” said Maureen Sedonaen, President and CEO of Goodwill.
Throughout the summer, Shyp is offering a free at-home pickup service for donations of clothing and accessories. Donors take a photo of what they want to donate and Shyp picks it up within 25 minutes. Any San Francisco resident can download the Shyp app on iOS or Android and take advantage of the service from July 6 – Monday, August 31st.
SF Goodwill re-sells, repurposes, or down cycles the donation to fund its job-training and job-placement mission, while ensuring that the textiles don’t end up in a landfill. San Franciscans send more than 4,500 pounds of textiles to landfills every hour of every day. SF Goodwill diverts almost 25 million pounds from local landfills yearly, and counts more than 640 local jobs throughout its retail, donations, and online businesses.
“Goodwill moves more goods through its supply chain every day than a lot of shipping companies. We’re proud to help them make donating more convenient so they can put more people back to work,” said Lauren Sherman, Head of Marketing at Shyp.