Across much of the U.S., cold winter weather is in full force. To combat these cold temps, six Chicago Lyft drivers volunteered to help keep the other Chicagoans in their communities warm.
On January 20th, these drivers gathered to package clothing to be distributed to local charities through an organization called Chicago Cares. Together, they sorted over 2226 hats, coats, gloves, and scarves for the homeless in Chicago.
One of the drivers involved, Marcus Weemes said:
“The most rewarding part of my experience was being connected to an organization like Chicago Cares, so that I can be connected to other volunteer events and initiatives in Chicago, and help out more with volunteering in the future.”
Chicago Cares connects people, communities, and causes through volunteering. Often bringing together large numbers of volunteers on a single day for a single cause like this one, Chicago Cares is a great resource for those in Chicago looking for ways to get involved in the community.
We hope the efforts of these awesome Chicago drivers will inspire other drivers to give back to their communities this winter.
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.