Back by Popular Demand: Shyp Partners with SF Goodwill for a Summer of Complimentary Donation Pickup

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Local startup teams up with city’s oldest social enterprise for convenient textile donations, diversion from local landfills.

San Francisco resident donates to Goodwill using Shyp free pick-up service

“In April, donors used the Shyp app to donate a breathtaking 21 tons to 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.” Maureen Sedonaen, President and CEO

WHO:
Shyp, the San Francisco tech startup that’s reinventing the world of logistics by changing the way the items we ship get from A to B.

Goodwill Industries of San Francisco, San Mateo, and Marin Counties, the 99-year-old social enterprise that turns donations into life-saving jobs.

San Franciscans ready to shed items from their wardrobes and homes.

WHAT:
A free at-home pickup service for donations of clothing and accessories. San Francisco donors take a photo of what they want to donate and Shyp picks it up at their convenience.

HOW:
Any San Francisco resident can download the Shyp app on iOS or Android and take advantage of the service.

WHEN:
July 6, 2015 – Monday, August 31st

WHY:
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. The social enterprise diverts almost 25 million pounds from local landfills yearly, and counted more than 640 local jobs through Goodwill last year.

QUOTES:        
“In April, San Francisco donors used the Shyp app to donate a breathtaking 21 tons to 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.”
Maureen Sedonaen, President and CEO of Goodwill.

“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.” Lauren Sherman, Head of Marketing at Shyp

VISUALS:
-San Francisco residents handing over bags of textile donations at their doorstep
-Donations filling up Shyp’s SOMA warehouse
-Donations being sorted at the Goodwill warehouse
-Products being sold at Goodwill stores
-Job Seekers applying for jobs through Goodwill’s CAP Job Center
-Interviews with people who got jobs through Goodwill last year

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