Atlanta businesses join Lyft’s queer clothing drive for Pride

Lyft is collecting clothing donations throughout the city for a transgender and gender non-conforming clothing swap to be held at its booth during Atlanta Pride.

The rideshare and e-scooter giant distributed over 20 donation bins around Atlanta for people to donate new or gently-used clothing of all shapes and sizes now through Oct. 7. The spots include the Philip Rush Center, Saint Mark United Methodist Church, Hideaway and Woofs.

Lyft will then hold the clothing swap at its booth near the Charles Allen Drive entrance of Piedmont Park during Atlanta Pride on Oct. 12-13. The company started the clothing drive because there are fewer clothing options for trans and gender non-conforming people, according to Sam Bond, Lyft’s Southeast regional director.

“Exploring your own personal style can be a tool for self-expression and a chance to celebrate your own identity,” he said in a press release. “Everyone deserves to have a chance to do this in a safe space, and we want to help LGBTQ+ Atlantans overcome this under-discussed barrier they frequently face.”

Clothing bins are located at these locations: 

-Aillea: 3796 Roswell Rd, Atlanta, GA 30342
-Aniz: 236 Forsyth St SW #300, Atlanta, GA 30303
-Atlanta Brewing: 2323 Defoor Hills Rd NW #2207 Atlanta, GA 30318
-Atlantic Station: 1380 Atlantic Drive Atlanta, GA 30363 (Near Movie Theater Entrance)
-Georgia State University Multicultural Center: Student Center East, Suite 206 Atlanta, GA 30303
-Lyft Hub: 814 Bellemeade Ave NW Atlanta, GA 30318
-Lyft - Flex Drive @ Manheim: 2244 Metropolitan Pkwy SW Atlanta, GA 30315
-Lyft - Express Drive @ College Park: 4003 E Main St Atlanta, GA 30337
-Lyft - Express Drive @NTB: 820 Ernest W Barrett Pkwy NW Kennesaw, GA 30144
-Lyft - Express Drive @Pep Boys: 1531 Cobb Pkwy S. Marietta, GA 30060
-Lyft - Express Drive @ Avis:  1425 Southlake Pkwy, Morrow, GA 30260
-New Realm: 550 Somerset Terrace NE #101, Atlanta, GA 30306
-Orpheus Brewing: 1440 Dutch Valley Pl NE, Atlanta, GA 30324
-The Philip Rush Center: 1530 DeKalb Ave NE a, Atlanta, GA 30307 (In Annex)
-Saint Mark United Methodist Church: 781 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308
-Sister Love Inc: 1237 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd Atlanta, GA 30310
-Someone Cares Atlanta: 236 Forsyth St. Suite 204 Atlanta, GA 30303
-Switchyards: 151 Ted Turner Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30303
-The Hideaway: 1544 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30324 (Behind Publix)
-Urban Enterprise: 704 Berkeley Ave NW suite B, Atlanta, GA 30318
-WeWork: 756 West Peachtree Street NW Atlanta, GA 30048
-Woofs: 494 Plasters Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30324 

Go here for more information on Lyft's Pride clothing drive.

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