We are passionate about our core values and strive to live by them every day. One of these values — sparked by our founding story — is to “Be A Better Neighbor.” It has inspired us to give back to the communities in which we operate — and help make them better places to live.
To do so, we created TaskRabbit for Good (TR4G). TR4G makes it easier for clients, Taskers, and our employees to give back locally and make a difference on issues that matter. A portion of TaskRabbit’s service fee from all TR4G initiatives is donated to local nonprofits tackling challenges aligned with our goals — creating economic opportunity, being planet positive, and catalyzing community impact. Our parent company, IKEA, is a global leader among environmentally-friendly companies and we are proud to do our part alongside them. Here are a few examples of what we’ve accomplished since launching:
Taskers catalyzed community impact during the recovery efforts in Houston after Hurricane Harvey. TaskRabbit HQ employees traveled there to work alongside Tasker volunteers from Houston and Austin at the Houston Food Bank, where they prepped food and put their skills towards cleaning up a badly damaged home.
Helping a School Community Recover
TR4G partnered with IKEA’s store in Sunrise, Florida and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida after their tragic school shooting. Taskers and IKEA co-workers helped students create a space, furnished by IKEA, to house #MSDStrong gear —the proceeds of which support students and teachers to reinvest in their school community. Tasker Kathryn K., who volunteered with this event, has a daughter who recently started at MSDHS — so it was an especially meaningful experience for her to be able to contribute her skills and spirit to this project.
TaskRabbit is partnering with Goodwill to pilot an exciting planet positive program that enables clients in San Francisco to donate items as part of another task. With the click of a button, Taskers will pick up items from clients’ homes after their task is completed and drop them off at a nearby Goodwill location. Together, we help the environment and neighbors in need.
What’s next for TR4G
We are looking forward to extending our TR4G reach into new cities. We are also identifying more opportunities for Taskers, clients, and TaskRabbit HQ employees to volunteer their skills and time to support nonprofits in the cities in which we operate. We are excited to explore new TR4G programs that support even more communities across our three countries. With our geographical reach growing every day, TaskRabbit is also growing our collective potential for social impact.
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