Want To Help Chance The Rapper Help Chicago Public Schools? Just Take A Ride.

"I'm committed to giving the kids in Chicago as much as I can."

By simply taking a Lyft ride and rounding up their fare, Chicagoans can help underfunded public schools in the Windy City. Chance the Rapper has teamed up with the ride-share app — further proving that he is one of, if not the most, charitable celebrity of 2017.


"Through the New Chance: Arts & Literature Fund, I'm committed to giving the kids in Chicago as much as I can," the Coloring Book creator said, via Billboard. "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."

All users will have to do to opt in is enable the "Round Up & Donate" function in the settings of their Lyft app beginning yesterday, October 10, and select "CPS: The New Chance Fund." This will automatically round up the fare of any ride you take in Chi-Town to the nearest dollar and donate the difference to Chance's initiative to expand arts education programs in his hometown.

This is the first local organization Lyft has joined forces with using this new feature, per The Chicago Tribune. It has worked with much larger national organizations such as the American Cancer Society, the American Red Cross, and Habitat for Humanity.

The Grammy winner — whose real name is Chancelor Bennett and who has previously rapped about Lyft in "All Night" — was raised on Chicago's South Side. He has, since becoming famous, given back to his community. Chance has treated folks to a screening of Get Out, donated $1 million to Chicago Public Schools, turned his birthday party into an opportunity to give back, and donated his Grammy to a local museum — just to name a few good deeds.

Cover image via @chancetherapper / Instagram


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