Last month, we invited Lyft's entire driver community to join us for community iftars at mosques in 10 cities: Los Angeles, Toronto, New York, Boston, San Francisco, Oakland, Washington DC, Phoenix, Dallas-Fort Worth and Denver. In LA, we partnered with the University of Southern California's Muslim Student Association and received the following statement from Zaynab, an undergraduate business student and Vice President of the MSA:
Ramadan is the one of the most significant times of the year for Muslims globally. It is a time for us to practice patience and strengthen our connection with God and with people all over the world, especially the less fortunate who may be suffering from a lack of resources, famine, war, etc. Ramadan is also a social time: eating with the community and meeting others in your area during Iftar is an important part of the month!
Our Iftars would not have been possible without the help of your company. We greatly appreciate your help and generosity and are very impressed with the initiative that Lyft has taken. Through sponsoring these Iftars, we know that inclusion and diversity is of great importance to Lyft, and USC’s Muslim community is extremely excited to continue to use Lyft regularly and continue to work with the company in the future. Thank you for making this all possible!
During the month of Ramadan, we sponsored 24 community iftars directly impacting more than 5,000 people in 10 cities. A big thanks to all of you for sharing meals with us. We’re looking forward to more events like this in the future to celebrate the diversity of our driver community. Check out some of the photo highlights, and thank you to everyone who participated all across the USA and Canada.