LYFT PARTNERS WITH N STREET VILLAGE THROUGH ROUND UP & DONATE PROGRAM
Initiative gives DC passengers opportunity to have fares rounded up to nearest dollar to help homeless and low-income women
WASHINGTON, DC (March 8, 2018) – To commemorate International Women’s Day, Lyft, the fastest growing on-demand transportation service in the U.S., today announced its initiative to provide DC-area passengers a way to support and donate to local DC non-profit, N Street Village, which supports homeless and low-income women.
Through Lyft’s Round Up & Donate feature, DC passengers can now opt-in to have their fare rounded up to the nearest dollar and have the difference donated to N Street Village. By selecting N Street Village as the first local partner in DC for Round-Up & Donate passengers in DC can opt-in to help homeless women make meaningful gains in their housing, income, employment, mental health, physical health, and addiction recovery.
“N Street Village is grateful and excited to be partnering with Lyft for Round Up and Donate,” said N Street Village Chief Executive Officer Schroeder Stribling. “Over the past 45 years, our mission has grown from a small grassroots initiative to providing a full range of housing and supportive services throughout our five D.C. locations. Nearly 2,000 women experiencing homelessness and related challenges come to the Village each year. Every contribution is meaningful and ‘lyfts’ up the courage and personal triumphs of our city’s most vulnerable women. Thank you to Lyft and its riders for being a part of our Village story!”
Lyft has helped support the DC community since launching in the region in 2013, not only providing safe, affordable, and reliable rides to DC residents and visitors, but offering an important economic opportunity for the tens of thousands of Washingtonians who drive with Lyft.
In recent months, Lyft has contributed to the DC community in numerous ways, including a recent launch of the Community Grants Program, Merry Mode to benefit Martha’s Table, and more.
“Lyft’s partnership with N Street Village is a continuation of our commitment to supporting nonprofits and small businesses in the DC area,” said Steve Taylor, Lyft’s Mid-Atlantic General Manager. “The amount donated by rounding up a Lyft ride fare to the nearest dollar is less than the cost of a cup of coffee. But together, these small contributions from rides taken across the Lyft community can make an enormous impact on the important work N Street Village is doing to support homeless and low-income women in Washington, DC.”
Valerie Jarrett, a supporter of N Street Village and member of Lyft’s Board of Directors said, “N Street Village plays a pivotal role in supporting homeless and low-income women in Washington DC, and I am proud to see Lyft supporting this organization. Round-Up & Donate has enabled communities around the country to make a difference with every ride, every day and by adding N Street Village to Round Up & Donate in DC, Lyft is empowering its community to take small actions to make a big difference.”
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) said, “I am proud of my constituents in D.C. for coming together to support one of our most worthy causes. I thank Lyft and its N Street Village partner for making it possible for Washingtonians to contribute to positive change in the lives of women on International Women’s Day and beyond.”
To opt-in, passengers should select Round-Up & Donate within Settings in the Lyft app. Nationwide, Lyft has raised more than $4M through Round-Up & Donate. For more information about, go to https://www.lyft.com/round-up.
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 and Toronto, 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 N Street Village
For over 45 years, N Street Village has helped women achieve personal stability and make life-changing gains in their housing, income, employment, mental health, physical health and addiction recovery. The Village empowers homeless and low-income women to claim their highest quality of life by offering a broad spectrum of services and advocacy in an atmosphere of dignity and respect. The organization also provides affordable rental housing for low- and moderate-income individuals and families. For more about N Street Village, please visit http://www.nstreetvillage.org.