Lyft for Good: SF Drivers Volunteer with Project Open Hand

When it comes to volunteering, San Francisco Lyft drivers are unstoppable. A few months back, they partnered with Little Brothers to gives rides to seniors in their communities. Not long after, another group volunteered with Project Open Hand to provide nutritious meals for their elderly neighbors.

Every day, Project Open Hand feeds hundreds of sick and elderly people providing healthy meals and groceries. Inspired by the cause, Lyft driver Keith Maddock started with Project Open Hand in 2011, and has led more than 30 volunteer events with Lyft drivers in 2014 alone. Keith now serves on the Board of Directors for Project Open Hand, and many drivers have become regular volunteers, returning on a weekly basis.

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“Project Open Hand has almost become a second family," says Keith. "I have met amazing people from all walks of life [and] it feels good to know you're helping people who really need it. No matter what mood you are in when you walk in the door, you always leave in a good mood.”

Interested in joining Keith in giving back? Learn more about volunteering with Project Open Hand here.

The Lyft for Good program grew from self-led volunteer initiatives we've seen from Lyft drivers in their communities. Lyft drivers have gone above and beyond in communities nationwide to perform these acts of kindness, so we wanted to support those efforts by creating a channel for even more drivers and passengers to give back in the future. Every two weeks, our Lyft for Good series will highlight these remarkable drivers and their impact in their communities.


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