uShip Gives

Filling Trucks & Hearts Along The Way

uShip is committed to giving back to our local community and supporting disaster relief efforts through charitable donations, employee volunteer programs, and involvement of our vast service provider network.

2018 Service Week

Each May the uShip team dedicates one week to helping our local community in partnership with the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Austin. This year we were able to dedicate 20 hours of volunteer work to helping feed and home our local communities.

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About uShip Gives

From the very beginning, uShip has existed for the sake of helping. While our day-to-day work centers around helping solve transportation challenges with innovative solutions, we recognize and appreciate our responsibility to serve those in need around us. We take this commitment seriously and have made it a priority to make service a foundational element in the fabric of our culture.

In 2005, uShip’s first charitable initiative — Highway to Help — was born in the wake of a natural disaster — Hurricane Rita — that ravaged southeast Texas. Highway to Help mobilized and leveraged uShip’s growing network of independent transporters who stepped up to deliver supplies at little or no cost to those impacted by Rita. As word of the charitable delivery option got out, the initiative took on a life of its own beyond disaster relief. Providers also began helping non-profit organizations, animal rescue groups, those simply down on their luck, and more.

Several years later, in 2010, uShip took it a mile further with Help on Wheels, its own transport initiative, which allowed us to give back directly. The 40-foot Help on Wheels cargo RV traveled cross-country, transporting animals from the Gulf oil spill, bringing hay to Colorado horses, delivering thousands of charitable auction items, plus dozens of other unique transport runs to bring relief to people, animals, and organizations that needed it.

Today, our efforts are spread across an array of initiatives. We support dozens of charities and organizations which work to better the lives of people in our community in Austin and beyond. Our charitable giving and volunteer work benefits local school kids, those affected by natural disasters, elderly folks in need of a hot meal, people struggling with homelessness, among many others.

Tapping into the utility of our network of trustworthy transporters and the dedication of team uShip, we’re working together to make a better future for everyone.

The uShip Team won third place at this year’s StartUp Games – a local competition benefiting Austin-area charities – winning $5,500 for Communities in Schools of Central Texas.

The uShip Team won third place at this year’s StartUp Games – a local competition benefiting Austin-area charities – winning $5,500 for Communities in Schools of Central Texas.

As Hurricane Harvey left a devastating impact on the Gulf, uShip mobilized immediately and partnered with more than 25 Austin-area companies to collect donations for those in need. The uShip office doors were opened to serve as a donation collection center. In addition to physical goods, uShip employees pulled together to raise $3,500 to be matched by uShip.

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As Hurricane Harvey left a devastating impact on the Gulf, uShip mobilized immediately and partnered with more than 25 Austin-area companies to collect donations for those in need. The uShip office doors were opened to serve as a donation collection center. In addition to physical goods, uShip employees pulled together to raise $3,500 to be matched by uShip.

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uShip hosts the Andy Roddick Foundation for an afternoon of career learning and cookie decorating. ARF students got an introduction into the tech world with talks from uShip’s design, marketing, and engineering teams.

uShip hosts the Andy Roddick Foundation for an afternoon of career learning and cookie decorating. ARF students got an introduction into the tech world with talks from uShip’s design, marketing, and engineering teams.

Every year, Austin Police Operation Blue Santa helps families in need by collecting kids toys and donations from Austin residents, businesses and civic groups. uShip employees set out to help make this holiday season extra special for Austin area families in need. With a Christmas tree set up in the office and only two weeks to collect toys, uShip employees raised more than $2000, collecting more than 300 toys for Austin-area children.

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Every year, Austin Police Operation Blue Santa helps families in need by collecting kids toys and donations from Austin residents, businesses and civic groups. uShip employees set out to help make this holiday season extra special for Austin area families in need. With a Christmas tree set up in the office and only two weeks to collect toys, uShip employees raised more than $2000, collecting more than 300 toys for Austin-area children.

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Spice for Life Chili Cookoff

uShip team members competed in the 8th annual Spice for Life Chili Cookoff benefiting Young Texans Against Cancer. uShippers, known as the Red Hot Chili Preppers, cooked up a delicious crawfish chili and raised more than $800 for YTAC, almost doubling their goal.

Spice for Life Chili Cookoff

uShip team members competed in the 8th annual Spice for Life Chili Cookoff benefiting Young Texans Against Cancer. uShippers, known as the Red Hot Chili Preppers, cooked up a delicious crawfish chili and raised more than $800 for YTAC, almost doubling their goal.

uShip Volunteer Partners

With help from the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Central Texas uShip is able to work closely with local charities. To learn more about these charities and find out how you can get involved visit their websites by clicking the links below.

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