Recently, the Lyft Philadelphia team held a Driver Appreciation Sweepstakes that gave drivers an opportunity to win Wawa gift cards and a grand prize of $5,000, where every ride given counted as an entry. Winners were chosen at random, and we invited them to come meet the team at the Lyft Philadelphia office. One driver, Abraham, was awarded the grand prize.
When Abraham arrived for this prize he was joined by his son Harouc. Harouc, a senior bio-engineering student at University of Pennsylvania, took time out of his busy schedule at school to support his dad in receiving his prize.
Abraham and his wife, with their son Harouc and two daughters, immigrated to the United States in 2003 from Ethiopia for a better life and better access to education. They've lived in the Philadelphia area ever since. When Abraham isn't driving with Lyft, he works full time in a laboratory conducting microbiology tests. He says his favorite thing about driving with Lyft is “getting to make my own flexible schedule and meet new and interesting people all while making a significant income to help support my family.”
Abraham’s desire support his family is easy to see. When asked what he plans to do with his cash prize, he says “I want to use it towards a graduation gift for my son.” Abraham’s generosity and kindness reflect his style as a Lyft driver, and his passengers often compliment his friendliness and care.
Congratulations on the $5,000 prize, Abraham. You deserve it and we appreciate you in the Lyft community!