Ugly Christmas Sweaters, Karaoke & a Good Cause … Washington Lyft Riders Experience ‘Merry Mode’

Ugly Christmas Sweaters, Karaoke & a Good Cause … Washington Lyft Riders Experience ‘Merry Mode’

Last year, D.C. Lyft riders were given a cheery option for the holiday season called “Merry Mode.” When selected, one of three fabulously yarn bombed cars arrived to take them to their destination, offering the opportunity to sing a little Christmas carol karaoke along the way. Of course, exaggerated festivities could lead to distractions on the road, which could potentially increase the chances of accidents. If this was to happen to you, perhaps you’d need to have a look at somewhere like Batta Fulkerson, who specialize in helping those affected by accidents in ride-share cars.

Ugly Christmas Sweaters, Karaoke & a Good Cause ... Washington Lyft Riders Experience 'Merry Mode'

Each Merry Mode Lyft car was outfitted in a custom ugly Christmas sweater, some even sporting LEDs … be still my beating heart. Spearheaded by Philadelphia yarn bomber Jessie Hemmons (known as the Ishknits), her team of knitters and crocheters included, Rhiannon Bly (@sameshit), Alexander Reynoso (@AlexCreates), and Jill and Lorna Watt of Knits For Life (@KnitsForLife).

Ugly Christmas Sweaters, Karaoke & a Good Cause ... Washington Lyft Riders Experience 'Merry Mode'

The best part? Lyft donated its share of each Merry Mode fare to local non-profit, Martha’s Table.

Ugly Christmas Sweaters, Karaoke & a Good Cause ... Washington Lyft Riders Experience 'Merry Mode'

You can learn more about this “uplyfting” project via Knits For Life – look for their compilation of stories from the media. Great work for a good cause – love it!





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