WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Lyft, the San Francisco-based transportation network company, announced that it is collaborating with entertainer Chance the Rapper to support Chicago Public Schools.
- The ride-share service said that passengers can now round up their fare to the next dollar and donate the difference to Chance the Rapper’s fund.
- The first organization that Lyft is supporting through the “round up and donate” program is The New Chance Arts and Literature Fund in Chicago.
Chicago-born Chance the Rapper has a charity organization called SocialWorks. Born Chancelor Bennett, the rapper already raised $2.2 million for his charity to help 20 Chicago public schools.
The 2017 Grammy Best New Artist announced the creation of the arts and literature fund in March. The New Chance Arts and Literature is dedicated to the creation and expansion of the Chicago arts education programs.
Chance the Rapper announced his partnership with Lyft on Oct. 11 via a Twitter post: “@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.”
“CPS: The New Chance Fund” has now been added to the Lyft app’s list of options for their “Round Up & Donate” partnerships. The option is only available for Lyft passengers in the Chicago area.
Lyft has several partnerships with different charitable institutions such as the American Red Cross, The American Cancer Society, and Habitat for Humanity.
Coincidentally, Chance the Rapper has a rap song titled “All Night” released last year with these lyrics: “You should use your phone, call a Uber/ You a goofy if you think I don’t know you need a Lyft.”