Jessica started driving in March and became fast friends with her local #LyftCreatives. “I was inspired by a lot of my fellow drivers in San Diego – Karaoke Mood Lyft, Harry Potter Lyft, Electro Lyft. There are so many fun themes!” When it came time to choose her own, she set out to create an experience that reflected the sentiment of her custom license plate, YRLOVED. “I wanted to express that loving spirit in my ride,” Jessica explained. “So I came up with #GiftLyft as a simple way to give back.”
As #GiftLyft, Jessica donates 50% of her tips to a different charity each month. She keeps detailed records of how much she’s received, and shares updates about her progress on Twitter.
How does she decide which charity to support? Conversations with her passengers is where inspiration strikes. “One of my repeat passengers just lost her mother to cancer, and I told her I'd choose to give in her honor this month,” Jessica explains. “The cause I chose for May is Cancer Angels of San Diego.”
Jessica’s generosity has had a ripple effect throughout her community. When she posted about #GiftLyft in the Driver Lounge, she quickly found some likeminded friends: “You're awesome!” one driver wrote. “I've been donating 50% of my tips this month to St. Judes Children's Hospital.”
As Lyft continues its expansion across the U.S., Jessica hopes to see #GiftLyft everywhere the ’stache calls home.
Will you be the #GiftLyft of your city?
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