Pitch in for back to school

August 9, 2018 / Miami

We’re teaming up with the Miami Marlins to donate books and back-to-school supplies to children in the Miami-Dade area.

To get these items into the hands (and bags) of as many students as possible, we’ll need donations. Whether it’s a new backpack, notebooks, a childhood favorite book, or just a set of pencils, every donation counts.

As a thank you for your contributions, the Marlins will give you a voucher redeemable for two tickets to an upcoming Marlins home game.**

We’ve put together a few ways for you to donate—get all the details below.

Option 1: Have your donations picked up by an Uber driver-partner

On Friday, August 10, from 11am to 3pm, we can pick up your donations, for free. That means you can help without leaving your neighborhood. Here’s how to participate:

  1. Open the Uber app between 11am-3pm  
  2. Enter your current location in the ‘where to‘ field
  3. Slide the vehicle selector at the bottom of the screen to the DONATION DROP option
  4. Tap the DONATION DROP option, then tap CONFIRM (you won’t be charged for a trip)
  5. If you’re matched with an Uber driver-partner, meet your driver outside and pass off your donations. (Drivers can’t leave their vehicles unattended—please meet them curbside.)

Option 2: Bring donations to the Marlins game at Marlins Park on 8/11 or 8/12

Saturday’s game: On Saturday, August 11, bring the supplies to the Marlins game, and drop them off between 5-7pm at the Homeplate or 1st Base Gates.

Sunday’s game: On Sunday, August 12, bring the supplies to the Marlins game, and drop them off at the 5th Base Tent, between 11am-1pm. 

  • What donations are the Marlins accepting?
  • Where do my donations go?
  • What if I can’t get matched with a driver?
  • After I have donated, how will I receive my 2 Marlins tickets**?
**Valid for one time redemption for select games. Blackout dates: 8/21/18 and 8/22/18. Expires 9/23/18. Non-transferable. No Cash Value. No Refunds or Exchanges. To redeem voucher, go to and click “redeem voucher,” and then enter the unique redemption code indicated on the voucher. The voucher code must be redeemed by 11:59pm EST on 9/23/18. Uber users who request via the DONATIONS DROP donations delivery option in Uber’s app on 8/10 between 11am-3pm will receive an email containing the ticket voucher. The email will be sent to the email address linked to the user’s Uber account. Uber users who donate in person at Marlins Park on 8/11 between 5-7pm or on 8/12 between 11:00am-1:00pm will receive a ticket voucher in person.