With all the gifts, parties and shopping it’s easy to forget that there are people around the world who can’t celebrate in the same way. However, thanks these new groundbreaking companies you can help those less fortunate, from all over the world, right on your cell phone.
One Today is Google’s creation that connects with small charities that match your interests. These are groups you may never have found on your own, but through the app you can easily locate them and learn about their mission. All the charities are specifically catered to your interests and grow to become very specific. You could choose to donate specifically to restoring an endangered habitat, focus on health and wellness charities, or education in struggling communities. The best part is, 100% of your donation goes directly to the non-profit. One Today doesn’t take any overheads costs, so you know that when you support someone, they are directly receiving your gift. Available on ITunes and Google Play.
Goodshop connects you to major brands that are teaming up with major charities. When you shop on the site, partnered retailers will automatically donate a percentage to charity. The site also shares coupon codes that you can redeem for free shipping and discounts. Every time you search, they donate to charity! Now you can splurge and still give back.
Freerice.com makes a game out of raising money for charity. Take quizzes in a variety of subject topics like Famous Quotations, different languages and more. There’s even a section of SAT prep to grow college-level skills. The site is completely free to the player, and all donation costs are covered by the ads hosted on the bottom of the page. All you have to do is flex your trivia skills, and you could feed a family in need. That’s what they call a win-win.
Charity Miles doesn’t just help the world but is also great for your health! Register to be a walker, or cyclist, and every mile you travel you earn money for charity. Bikers earn 10 cents a mile and joggers/walkers earn 25 cents per mile. These fees are connected to corporate donors, so all you need to focus on is racking up those miles. Charity Miles works with dozens of organizations like Habitat for Humanity, the Wounded Warrior Project, Stand Up to Cancer and many more. What more motivation do you need to kick start that New Year’s resolution?
So get out there! Together with some of the most life changing organizations from all over the planet, there’s nothing stopping you from giving back this holiday season and all through 2016. If everyone just donates a bit of time, energy or money, the season of giving can inspire a season of change.