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A Charitable Start to the New Year


At the end of 2021, we asked Lyft partners to share their holiday wishes for the new year. The responses we received were then entered into a drawing to win a $2,000 donation, made in the wish maker’s name.

After receiving dozens of heart-warming, thoughtful wishes, we selected multiple respondents to have a charitable donation made in their name!

Before we get to the winners (and their wishes), here’s a bit more about the charities who we selected for this program:

The Human Rights Campaign envisions a world where every member of the LGBTQ+ family has the freedom to live their truth without fear, and with full equality under the law.

The Black Women’s Roundtable is a signature program of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and serves as the intergenerational leadership development, mentoring, empowerment, and power-building arm for Black women and girls.

It was a no-brainer selecting wishes with messages tied directly to each of these charities missions. As noted by Lyft Business’s Head of Marketing, Grace Chau, “The wishes were really touching - wishes for the world, and even one wish about transportation that helps people. We’re reminded our partners are individuals with a lot of heart.”

Drumroll, please…

Congratulations to Michelle K., who will have $2,000 sent to the Human Rights Campaign in her name.

Michelle’s wish: “All remaining Afghani LGBTQ+ that want to leave Afghanistan be allowed to leave and find sanctuary to live their lives away from persecution.”

Additionally, we’ve sent three more $1,000 grants to Black Women’s Roundtable on behalf of Sol B., Rosemary M., and Alena O.

Sol: “I wish that the country (or world) would come together and unite to make changes that are focused on improving the lives of marginalized individuals. We need to move past the era of fairness and actively work toward equity and inclusion.”

Rosemary: “My wish is that all who experienced tragedies in 2021 will find peace and hope in the new year.”

Alena: “I wish that all peoples, everyone, will have access to all resources that others, who, currently have without any barrier to access that which provides the basic amenities of life - shelter, food, water, education, livable wages.”

Thanks to everyone who shared their wish, and helped us to make other peoples’ wishes come true through donations in their name. From all of us at Lyft Business, we wish you a smooth ride through 2022.

Follow these links to make a donation of your own: Human Rights Campaign and Black Women’s Roundtable. And to view the content’s official rules, click here.