Driver partners are experiencing extraordinary financial hardship during the ongoing national lockdown to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Even as they’ve been deeply affected by the crisis, many drivers are at the frontlines of moving what matters: getting health care professionals to work, giving the elderly essential rides to hospitals and keeping supply chains moving by delivering supplies to thousands of doorsteps.
Other driver partners have been unable to drive at all. As their incomes have dried up, they’ve been struggling to meet the daily expenses of their families.
To help them in these uncertain times, driver partners on Uber’s platform today began receiving the first batch of grants from INR 25 crores deposited by Uber into the Uber Care Driver Fund, created in partnership with Give India and Samhita, both leading social enterprises.
But that’s not all. Uber aims to raise an additional Rs. 25 crores, to reach a combined target of INR 50 crore, through contributions from its employees, riders, CSR funds and citizens through a partnership with Milaap, a leading crowdfunding organization, to look after the welfare and wellbeing of driver partners on its platform.
So far, in a matter of just hours, Uber employees have shown great enthusiasm to the cause and already contributed INR 17 lakhs to the fund.
We urge you to support this effort and say you care.
You can make contributions to the Uber Care driver fund, by donating here.
All Indian donors will be provided with an 80G tax receipt to claim a tax rebate according to applicable laws. We invite everyone to join us in every way you can and support the people who help us move what matters. We will be stronger, together.