You Can Round Up Your Lyft Fare & Donate The Difference To Chance The Rapper's CPS Fund
By Stephen Gossett in Arts & Entertainment on Oct 10, 2017 4:22PM
Chance the Rapper performs at Lollapalooza, 2017 / Photo: Annie Lesser
Chance the Rapper is continuing his crusade to better fund Chicago Public Schools, and now he's teamed up with Lyft to further the cause.
Lyft users now have the option to round up their fare to the nearest dollar and donate the difference to the New Chance: Arts and Literature Fund, Chance's arts-education and investment foundation, the partnership announced on Tuesday.
Passengers can use the Round Up and Donate feature on the app to pledge a donation. You can set up automated donations that will round up each fare using the Settings function on the app.
“Through the New Chance Arts & Literature Fund, I’m committed to giving the kids in Chicago as much as I can,” Chance said in a press release. “And now with Lyft’s Round Up & Donate, we can give them much more because the more we ride, the more we raise to bring more arts programs to Chicago Public Schools.”
.@Lyft AND @SocialWorks_Chi are teaming up! You can now Use Round Up & Donate, to contribute to New Chance Arts & Literature Fund. The more we ride, the more we raise to #supportCPS . https://t.co/eThgxMHkaa— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) October 10, 2017
The donations function on Lyft first appeared earlier this year. The rideshare app has previously partnered with the American Civil Liberties Union, Habitat for Humanity and other organizations through the function.
Chance announced in a Steve Jobs-esque press conference last month that his initiative had raised $2.2 million, to be distributed to 20 Chicago schools. He also spoke about the urgency of public-education funding when he appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert—and debuted a new song—in late September.