Lyft has selected Covenant House Vancouver as it’s charity recipient for it’s Round Up & Donate Program.
Their unique Round Up & Donate feature allows riders to round up their payment to the nearest dollar and donate the difference to a worthy cause of their choosing. Round Up & Donate adds just a few dollars a month for each rider on average but makes a big difference. The Lyft community has donated more than $24 million CAD through over 33 million rides, including over $100,000 CAD to SickKids Foundation in Toronto.
Lyft is donating $5,000 to kick off the partnership — and pledging $1 (up to additional $5,000) for every Vancouverite who opts in before the end of the year. Download the Lyft app and choose “Donate” in the menu.
“Support from Lyft will give youth a safe, reliable transportation option,” says Jennifer Hall, Associate Manager from Covenant House Vancouver. “Many youth need to travel to different parts of the city to get to appointments, look for housing, and access education and employment opportunities.”
If you’re new to Round Up & Donate, here’s how to get started:
–Download the Lyft app on your smartphone
-Tap Menu in your app
-Then, tap Donate
-Choose Covenant House Vancouver to round up to the nearest dollar and donate the difference