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About this Deal
The White House recently called on corporations to join in the effort to fight the pandemic and promote the use of vaccines. Answering the call, Uber, PayPal, and Walgreens created the Vaccine Access Fund. People can support the Vaccine Access Fund by donating to PayPal Giving Fund, which is a registered 501(c)(3) charity, including through the Uber app. The fund will be granted to and managed by the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), a national nonprofit community development organization, to help ensure transportation is never a barrier to getting a vaccine.
The three companies have contributed $11 million to the fund for rides to vaccination sites. LISC, which has invested more than $24 billion over the last 40 years to catalyze opportunities in underserved communities, will grant the money to local organizations that deliver social and economic services, especially for people who have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic. LISC will provide technical support, enabling these groups to provide rides to people using Uber’s ride booking technology regardless of whether or not the individuals themselves have smartphones or credit cards.