Lyft Announces Round Up and Donate In-App Feature Benefiting Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Lyft | August 1, 2018

Lyft, the fastest-growing rideshare company in the U.S., is now giving Valley residents the ability to “round up” their fare for a local cause.

Starting today, the Round Up & Donate feature inside the Lyft app will allow passengers to have their fare rounded up to the nearest dollar and the difference donated to Phoenix Children’s Hospital. By opting in, Lyft passengers will enable any Lyft ride, on any day, to support children and families in need.

“It’s incredible to consider the collective power that thousands of local Lyft riders can have in donating each time they ride,” said Steve Schnall, SVP and Chief Development Officer of the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation. “We are excited to see the effect as this partnership rolls out, and the impact the funds raised will have on our patients and their families.”

“Since the moment Lyft arrived in Phoenix, we knew that this community was extremely generous and supportive of the region’s non-profit organizations,” said Lyft Southwest Region General Manager Drena Kusari. “We are constantly inspired by that kindness, and have built dozens of partnerships with area non-profits. Today is the culmination of those efforts, as we begin a new chapter by inviting the public to leverage our platform to benefit one of the region’s most beloved institutions, Phoenix Children’s Hospital.”To opt in, passengers can select ‘Round Up & Donate’ in the ‘Settings’ tab of the Lyft app. Once the setting is live and Phoenix Children’s Hospital selected, each fare will automatically round up.

To date, passengers have contributed over $5 million to causes through the program. Phoenix Children’s Hospital is first local recipient to the program enabling riders to “round up” their fare for a local cause.

To learn more about Lyft’s Round Up & Donate, visit: https://www.lyft.com/round-up.

About Lyft
Lyft was founded in June 2012 by Logan Green and John Zimmer to improve people’s lives with the world’s best transportation. Lyft is the fastest growing rideshare company in the U.S. and is available to 95 percent of the US population as well as in Ontario, Canada. Lyft is preferred by drivers and passengers for its safe and friendly experience, and its commitment to effecting positive change for the future of our cities.

About Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Phoenix Children’s Hospital is Arizona’s only children’s hospital recognized by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals. For 35 years Phoenix Children’s has provided world-class inpatient, outpatient, trauma, emergency and urgent care to children and families in Arizona and throughout the Southwest. As one of the largest children’s hospitals in the country, Phoenix Children’s delivers care across more than 75 pediatric specialties. Recognized specifically for its patient-focused innovation, medical education, growth and research, Phoenix Children’s was named Business of the Year and Exceptional Innovator by the Greater Phoenix Chamber in 2018. For more information about the hospital, visit http://www.phoenixchildrens.org.

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