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Care.com to Provide Surcharge-Free Rides for Parents
WALTHAM, Mass., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Care.com (NYSE: CRCM), the world's largest online destination for finding and managing family care, is once again teaming up with Uber to help families make easier transportation decisions. From July 14-20, 2014, Care.com will offer surcharge-free rides for parents in Philadelphia and D.C. through uberFAMILY, a new service that allows families to request a car equipped with a car seat.
"Families in major metropolitan areas like D.C. and Philadelphia know how difficult it can be to navigate transportation needs with small children," said Donna Levin, Co-Founder and VP of Operations at Care.com. "We were thrilled to sponsor the launch of uberFAMILY in New York and are delighted to help bring the service to families in D.C. and Philadelphia, easing their needs through a reliable service and continuing to raise awareness of child transportation safety for families nationwide."
As the exclusive transportation sponsor of uberFAMILY, Care.com will cover the $10 surcharge per ride and the first five hundred families in Philadelphia and D.C. to take advantage of uberFAMILY will also receive care packages in each car. All riders will obtain a 20% discount off a Care.com premium membership to find quality full-time and part-time babysitters, nannies and other caregivers for their family.
"We're excited to expand our uberFAMILY option to D.C. and Philadelphia to continue delivering more choice and value to our riders," said Rachel Holt, Regional General Manager for Uber East Coast. "With the support of Care.com, Uber is proud to be raising industry standards for safer, family-friendly options while giving parents and caregivers the same reliability and convenience they expect from the Uber platform."
Care.com (NYSE: CRCM) is the world's largest online destination for finding and managing family care. As of March 2014, the Company had 10.7 million members spanning 16 countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and parts of Western Europe. Care.com's web and mobile platforms enable families to connect to care providers and caregiving services in a reliable and easy way, while also helping care providers find meaningful work. Through its consumer matching platform, tools and resources, Care.com allows families to make more informed hiring decisions. The Company also enables families to pay caregivers electronically online or via mobile device and also subscribe to Care.com HomePay to manage their household payroll and tax matters. Through its Workplace Solutions unit, Care.com also serves hundreds of thousands of families whose employers provide access to Care.com's platform, as well as backup dependent care, as a corporate benefit.
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