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Lyft will let users donate part of their fare to charity

by Josh Levenson | March 27, 2017March 27, 2017 2:00 pm PDT

Popular ridesharing service Lyft has announced that it’s gearing up to introduce a new opt-in feature called Round Up & Donate, which will let you make charitable contributions whenever you take a ride.

As its name suggests, Round Up & Donate rounds your fare to the nearest whole dollar and donates the difference to a charity of your choice — so if your fare is $5.60, it will be rounded up to $6, with the remaining $0.40 going to a good cause.

“Parking your backsides in the back seats across the nation is a way to rebuild our communities around people, not cars,” reads an advert in The New York Times promoting Round Up & Donate.

Lyft’s no stranger when it comes to helping out those in need. In January, the firm’s founders gave one million dollars to the American Civil Liberties Union.

It will take a few weeks to reach all users

Round Up & Donate is currently undergoing testing and will be available for all Lyft customers in the coming weeks.


Josh Levenson

Josh Levenson is an avid technology enthusiast who writes news and the occasional how-to. He's also a self-proclaimed sneakerhead and has been an...