The Hoboken Community Center has long been a staple of this renowned New Jersey city along the banks of the Hudson. The nonprofit has offered affordable housing and recreational activities to the local community since 1927, changing hands from the YMCA to the HCC in 2010.
Today the center added a new chapter to its celebrated history, becoming the first community organization in New Jersey to receive funds from the Lime Hero donation program.
Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla was on hand to help deliver a check for $1,500 to the HCC -- funds that were raised with the help of Lime riders who opted to round up their trip fare to the nearest dollar.
“Hoboken is appreciative of e-scooter riders and Lime for generously giving back a portion of rides to the Hoboken Community Center,” said the Mayor. “The HCC is a valued non-profit partner in the City of Hoboken and provides critical services to those in need. I encourage all users to consider rounding up their ride in support of a great cause.”
The donation comes as Lime announces that more than a half-million rides have been taken in Hoboken since the launch of the e-scooter program in late May. For each ride, Lime contributes $0.35 to support the city’s Vision Zero program. The company has also established free bi-weekly educational classes and foot patrol street teams to help ensure community safety and rule compliance.
"We're so grateful to Lime and Hoboken scooter riders for supporting the great work HCC does in the community,” said Kenneth L. Nilsen, President of the Hoboken Community Center Board of Directors. “Through the Lime Hero program, Lime continues to demonstrate a firm commitment to the City of Hoboken and its residents."
In May Lime reached a similar milestone with Seattle-based Cascade Bicycle Club, announcing that more than $11,000 had been raised via Lime Hero in support of safer streets.