The holidays are upon us. It’s easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle from Christmas shopping, to visiting relatives, to organizing the staff Christmas party, and wrangling chocolate filled children. It’s important to remember that age old saying, “It is better to give than it is to receive.” In the spirit of the Christmas season, we’ve pulled together a list of the top five charitable apps to help you give back without any hassle.
Think about how many photos you have on your phone… If yours is anything like ours, that’s a lot! What if your back stock of photos could make a difference? Now, it can. Donate A Photo was launched by Johnson & Johnson in 2013. With every photo uploaded through the app, Johnson & Johnson donates $1 to a cause of your choosing. Simply choose a cause, upload a photo, and share away!
Maybe you’re already hitting the gym regularly or perhaps you’re concerned about gaining a few extra pounds around the holidays. Did someone say cookies? Using your phones GPS and motion sensor to track any amount of running, biking, walking, or dancing, corporate sponsors then contribute .25 cents per mile to a charity of your choosing. There are over 40 charities and organizations to choose from. What are you waiting for? Get movin’ and a shakin’ and a whole lot of difference makin’!
We all have a soft spot for our furry friends, but what about those pups that are less fortunate? There are so many dogs in shelters. Many shelters are always looking for donations. Walk For A Dog was launched by WoofTrax in order to bridge the gap. How does it work? After downloading the app and choosing the organization you would like to donate to, every time you walk your dog, you log in so the app can track the distance. The donations are then made by sponsors based on the miles you’ve logged while walking Fido.
Are you a foodie? Do you have to post pictures of what you just made or your dish at the trendiest new restaurant in town? What if we told you not only could you keep doing this, but you could also feed a starving child? With Share The Meal, you can do just that. Share The Meal was launched by the United Nations World Food Programme to help those children around the world who are starving. You download the app, upload your photo, use their #ShareTheMeal filter, tap to feed a child, and then share your picture on social media just like you normally would for friends and family to see!
We wish you the best of luck on your charitable endeavors this season. Remember, it doesn’t have to be Christmas to make a difference. You can use these apps all year long! Happy Holidays!