Chance The Rapper Partners w/ Lyft To Support Chicago Schools
This week, Lyft announced that passengers can give back to Chicago Public Schools. The ride sharing service is allowing passengers to now round up their fare to the next dollar and donate the difference to Chance the Rapper’s fund to support Chicago Public Schools.
The New Chance Arts and Literature Fund, devoted to creating and expanding Chicago arts education programs, is the first local organization Lyft is supporting through the “round up and donate” feature. Lyft will automatically round up each fare for passengers who opt in via the “settings” tab on the Lyft app and choose their charity.
The American Cancer Society, the American Red Cross and Habitat for Humanity are among the national organizations that have similar partnerships with Lyft, which is headquartered in San Francisco.
Chance the Rapper, born Chancelor Bennett and raised on the Southside of Chicago, announced the creation of the arts and literature fund in March. He said last month that his organization SocialWorks raised $2.2 million to help 20 Chicago public schools.