This Independence Day, we’re celebrating America as a place with deep immigrant roots. As part of this celebration, RAICES is excited to announce that our supporters will now be able to contribute to RAICES every time they ride with Lyft through the Round Up & Donate program.
Even better? In July, Lyft will be matching all donations up to $50,000!
Since July of last year, Lyft has been partnering with RAICES by connecting clients to free rides when they need them most. Now, our supporters can help in another way – by rounding up their ride fare to the nearest dollar when taking their next Lyft ride! These small donations to RAICES, multiplied, will help us free families from detention and allow asylum seekers access to the legal representation they so desperately need.
Here’s how you can opt in and donate with each ride:
1. Download the Lyft app
2. Open the main menu by tapping the icon in the top left corner of your app
3. Tap ‘Donate’ in the menu (hint: look for the heart symbol)
4. Select ‘RAICES’
5. Tap ‘Opt In’ and that’s it!
The free rides for families we serve have already been life changing. RAICES CEO, Jonathan Ryan, underscores the impact the rides have already had with clients:
Erika Andiola, RAICES Chief Advocacy Officer, emphasizes the ability to reach supporters everywhere with Lyft’s Round Up & Donate: