Chance The Rapper‘s concerted push to support underfunded schools in his hometown of Chicago has gotten plenty of press, and the hometown hero is launching a new initiative today to bolster those efforts. The artist born Chancellor Bennett has partnered with transportation network company Lyft for a new cause where riders can donate to a fund.
Chano’s New Chance: Arts & Literature Fund ,in conjunction with Chicago non-profit group Social Works, was announced today to provide much-needed assitance to art programs within the Chicago Public Schools system. How it works is that users can open up their Lyft up, hit the “Round Up & Donate” button, and round up their fares to the nearest dollar amount then donate the difference to the fund.
“Through the New Chance Arts & Literature Fund, I’m committed to giving the kids in Chicago as much as I can. And now with Lyft’s Round Up & Donate, we can give them much more because the more we ride, the more we raise to bring more arts programs to Chicago Public Schools,” Chance The Rapper said in a press release statement.
Linking the fund to the app is as simple as opening the settings portion, hitting the “Round Up & Donate” section, and then choosing “CPS: The New Chance Fund” as the cause you wish to donate to. For now, the fund link is only available in the Chicago area. Learn more here.