CHICAGO— Lyft announced a partnership with Chance the Rapper to help support Chicago Public Schools Tuesday.
Riders will now be able to use the app to round up fares to the nearest dollar amount, and the extra money will be donated to Chance's Art & Literature Fund, which aids CPS.
Chance encouraged residents to ride Lyft as often as possible.
.@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 . https://t.co/eThgxMHkaa— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) October 10, 2017
The Grammy Award winner announced last month that he had raised $2.2 million to help 20 Chicago Public Schools schools in Chicago.
He began raising the funds about six months ago through his nonprofit Social Works. The organization has been collecting donations for Chicago Public Schools since it was formed last year.
Each school will receive $100,000 over the next three years, with budgeting and staffing guidance provided by CPS and Ingenuity. Funds will be held by the Children First Fund, and principals will submit requests for purchases through the nonprofit organization.
Chicago will be the first city in the United States where Lyft will support a local charitable organization through its Round Up & Donate method.
Round Up & Donate [Provided by Lyft]