02.13.2018

Lyft riders can now add to fares and donate to Black Girls Code

Lyft riders can now add to fares and donate to Black Girls Code Black Girls Code is a nonprofit which introduces girls of color to computer science with the goal of building a new generation of coders. (Photo: Black Girls Code)

Starting Friday, you can round up your Lyft fares and donate the extra cash to Black Girls Code, a nonprofit that introduces girls of color to computer science with the goal of building a new generation of coders.

Over the past eight months, Lyft riders have raised more than $4 million for other organizations this way, by turning on the feature in the app that rounds up each fare to the nearest dollar and contributing the difference.

Lyft’s head of inclusion and diversity, Tariq Meyers, says the Round Up & Donate campaign is the start of a new partnership with Black Girls Code and its founder, Kimberly Bryant, that is vital to the ride-hailing company’s efforts to grow the number of women of color working at Lyft and in technology.

"We want to introduce an organization that we really care about to the world and provide the public with the opportunity to participate," Meyers said.

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