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Zipcar has launched a donation drive through Sept. 30 to benefit Southside Blooms on Chicago's South Side

Zipcar Launches Donation Drive to Support Southside Blooms 

Car-sharing network Zipcar has launched its Drive to Donate program in support of Southside Blooms, a Chicago-based organization that strives to uplift Chicago’s South Side by using sustainable urban farms and employing youth from underserved neighborhoods. 

Through Sept. 30, Zipcar members can book designated vehicles in the Chicago area wrapped with sketched flowers in honor of Southside Blooms’ mission. For every hour a “Drive to Donate” vehicle is reserved by a member, Zipcar will donate $1.00 to Southside Blooms, with a goal of raising up to $20,000.  

“Since 2006, we’ve been working with the Chicago community to provide equitable and sustainable transportation through our car-sharing network,” said Justin Holmes, VP of marketing and public policy at Zipcar. “Now, we are excited to partner with Southside Blooms to positively impact the community and support its mission to alleviate poverty in underserved neighborhoods of Chicago.” 


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