The global COVID-19 pandemic has seen a surge of requests from those in need, including shelters and places of safety. Meanwhile, consumers have rushed to the shops to stockpile, ensuring they have all their essential items on hand. Those able to obtain their essentials are grateful, but one needs to ask what happens to those who do not have the means to purchase these essentials, such as women and children who stay in shelters?
In response to this elevated need, last week, Uber Eats and Kimberly-Clark launched an initiative to support vulnerable women and children to ensure they have the essential products they need during the COVID-19 pandemic.
During May, for every Kotex® or Huggies® product Eaters purchase via Medicare Pharmacy in the Uber Eats app, Kimberly-Clark will match and donate to a women or children’s shelter in Johannesburg, Pretoria or Cape Town.
“We understand that the impact of the current health crisis means more people struggle to access much needed supplies. It’s important for us to help care for those most in need right now, especially women and children” said John Clark, Marketing Director at Kimberly-Clark South Africa.
With a new feature in the Uber Eats app, customers can also easily send essential items such as Kotex® or Huggies® products to friends or family and share the status of a delivery with a simple tracking link.
Describing the partnership, Ailyssa Pretorius, General Manager of Uber Eats South Africa says, “In these dire times, many in South Africa are in need, and those who are able to lend a helping hand are encouraged to do so. We are proud to be uniting with Kimberly-Clark to provide a way for our customers to be charitable, and helping those in need to obtain essential items when they need it most.”
How Buy One, Give One works:
- Tap on a Medicare Pharmacy in the Uber Eats app between 9am – 5pm
- Add any Kotex® or Huggies® products to your order.
- We have made it easy for you to request no-contact delivery, meaning your delivery person will leave your order at the door. Simply select the delivery option “Leave at the door” at checkout
- Your order will be delivered to your door and matching Kotex® or Huggies® products will be donated to a women or children’s shelter in Johannesburg, Pretoria or Cape Town.
About Uber Eats
Uber Eats allows people to search for and discover local restaurants, order a meal at the touch of a button, and have it delivered reliably and quickly. Since launching the Eats app three and a half years ago, the business has leveraged Uber’s technology and logistics expertise to serve 6000+ cities globally, all while keeping average delivery time under 30 minutes. In SSA Uber Eats is currently in over ten cities across South Africa (Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban, Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Paarl, Pietermaritzburg, Bloemfontein, Port Elizabeth, Polokwane and Soweto) and in one city in Kenya (Nairobi).
Kimberly-Clark and its trusted brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 175 countries. Fueled by ingenuity, creativity, and an understanding of people’s most essential needs, we create products that help individuals experience more of what’s important to them. Our portfolio of brands, including Huggies and Kotex, hold the No. 1 or No. 2 share position in 80 countries. We use sustainable practices that support a healthy planet, build stronger communities, and ensure our business thrives for decades to come. To keep up with the latest news and to learn more about the company’s 148-year history of innovation, visit Kimberly-Clark.com.