One of the most beautiful things about the ever-changing landscape of technology it has made it easier and easier to give back to your community and the world. Technology connects us to people we never would have been able to reach on an individual level, and makes philanthropy far more accessible. These days, there is literally an app for everything, and apps for philanthropic efforts are aplenty. These are some of the most interesting ones that I’ve come across.
This app is similar in concept to raising funds for a 5K or something of that nature. But, the best part is that you don’t have to be a super active person in order to contribute. Charity Miles allows users to earn money for charity with every step that you take. You can choose from over thirty different charities to contribute to, and it’s incredibly easy to sign up. Just download the app (available for both Iphones and Androids), and the app will track the number of miles that you move. If you’re walking or running, you get $0.25 a mile, and if you’re biking, you can earn $0.10 a mile.
( @ShareTheMealorg )
ShareTheMeal’s goal is to fight global hunger; it costs only $0.50 to feed one child in need for a full day, and that’s what they’ve set out to do. They were the first app to do so, and it is part of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). The WFP is a completely volunteer based program, so it functions on donations alone. The ShareTheMeal app supports different groups of people based on current world events, and they are currently supporting pregnant and nursing mothers in Syria. The app is easy to use, with a simple tap of a button, you can donate $0.50 (or more) to feed a child every day.
Donate A Photo
( @donateaphoto )
Donate A Photo is a fantastic idea. Everyone has a smartphone glued to their hands, and the number of photos that we take as a collective is innumerable. Johnson & Johnson figured out a way to make those photos to good use. For every photo that is donated, J&J will donate a dollar to charity. It’s a fun and interesting way to get anyone into a philanthropic effort.