Being a force for good in your community takes effort, energy, and commitment. Recently, Washington D.C. driver Carlos gathered a group of Lyft drivers to give back.Read More
Silicon Valley drivers are no strangers to giving back. After donating dozens of toys for a local radio station’s Toys For Tots drive, another group joined together to make Lyft For Good backpacks to deliver to the local homeless shelter.Read More
Ed. note: You did it! We've exhausted our supply of letter-writing kits, which are now in Lyft cars nationwide. Thanks to everyone who's participating, and stay tuned for a very special delivery.
Meet Addie, a 6-year-old from Utah. Because of a chronic illness, this Christmas might be her last. It’s her family’s wish to give Addie “a lifetime of Christmas cards,” and we’re turning to our driver community to help make it happen.
Get updates through the family’s official Facebook page, Little Addie, and spread the word with hashtag #DearAddie. Thanks for your help!
Lyft and the Movember Foundation were made for each other. With plenty of pink ’staches on hand, it's our annual tradition to make the ability to grow your own facial hair unnecessary, and participation a snap.
We just wrapped up our annual partnership with the Movember Foundation, raising another round of awareness for men's health — and $1 for each photo posted on social media with the hashtag #LyftMo.
Thanks to all who donned a 'stache this month, whether pink and fuzzy or au naturel. See you next year, #LyftMo!
From giving rides for seniors to delivering food to the homeless, you guys have set the bar for what it means to help your community since the earliest days of Lyft. We’re proud to support your volunteerism with the Lyft for Good program, and share the best of these stories biweekly on the Hub. After hosting a driver meetup, Denver driver Brittany was inspired to donate the leftover food to the homeless residents in her community. And then she started thinking of more ways she could help the hungry.
Freshly inspired to give back to her community, Brittany teamed up with fellow driver Susan, and together they bagged lunches to be delivered to the homeless. They packed about 80 Ziploc lunches and delivered them all. This inspired Brittany to give out lunches again this month — and soon, she's hoping to start a monthly volunteer initiative.
For Brittany, the most rewarding part of her efforts has been seeing the reactions from those she surprises. Most of the people she serves don’t know when or where their next meal will come from, so being able to fill that void and offer some assurance has been extremely gratifying for her.
“Whether it's filling and giving out bags, or impacting someone with a smile, random acts of kindness are important for making people happy and keeping them engaged with their communities,” Brittany says.
Brittany always enjoyed giving back to others, even before packing lunches. Last spring, she filled her car with care packages holding Kleenex, washcloths, and McDonald’s gift certificates and gave them to those in need.
This kindhearted driver exemplifies our community's helping spirit, proving that it extends far beyond the car. We look forward to watching her initiative grow!
Since our earliest days, drivers have made service to the community a natural extension of the Lyft movement. For a group of people set apart by a spirit of altruism, and kindness — it's really no surprise. We’re proud to support the many volunteer projects our drivers are involved with as part of the Lyft for Good program, and look forward to highlighting more of these stories on the Hub.
When San Francisco driver Ben Gotro signed up as a volunteer for Little Brothers, a local nonprofit aimed at supporting the city’s isolated seniors, he never imagined the deep connections he’d foster.
Following another driver’s lead, Ben found the organization last February and felt inspired to give back. Little Brothers seemed like a perfect fit because they needed safe drivers with reliable cars.
In the nine months since, Ben has given rides to dozens of seniors, taking them everywhere from the grocery store to the pharmacy, and once to get ice cream after a doctor’s appointment.
Seeing how much the seniors appreciate the human interaction and friendship has been the most rewarding aspect of volunteering. Since Ben began volunteering, many more drivers have started giving time to Little Brothers.
“Our rides though Little Brothers are important, because they give the seniors a reliable and stress-free experience compared to public transit or the paratransit system,” Ben says. “Many of our elders have limited mobility, so the door-to-door service is vital."
Huge kudos to Ben — from all of us at HQ — for providing safe, reliable transportation for local seniors. Visit the Little Brothers website to learn how you can help, too.