Good Apps for Giving

Let me tell you a little bit about myself: I am a good person and I am a busy person and I love technology. I love technology that makes my life easier. And, I love technology that makes giving back easier even more! Sound like you? Check out this list of apps that we LOVE! Do you have any that we should add to the list?

Volunteering:

412 Food Rescue – “We prevent perfectly good food from entering the waste stream by redirecting it to those who are experiencing food insecurity.” Download the app, accept a food rescue, and deliver it. So easy!

Be My Eyes – “Be My Eyes is a free app that connects blind and low-vision people with sighted volunteers and company representatives for visual assistance through a live video call.” Answer the phone when a call comes in and help someone in real time.

DreamLab – “Think of your smartphone as a small but powerful computer. When it’s idle — like when you’re asleep at night — that power goes untapped. DreamLab puts that power to use for good to fast track cancer research.” My mind is seriously blown by this one. By giving up a small amount of your data at night, you can help researchers solve big problems like cancer and COVID-19.

Tarjimly – “Millions of refugees & people in need of humanitarian assistance struggle with language barriers. Help give them on-demand language access.” For bilingual friends, your language skills can help someone when they need it.

Philanthropy:

Charity Miles – “Just choose a charity and get moving. The app tracks your movement. For every mile you log, you help to earn money for your chosen charity.” I’ve always said that the only way to get me to run is for zombies to chase me. After downloading this app, THIS may be the only way to get me to run!

RoundUp – “Donate the change from your credit and debit card purchases to help a nonprofit change the world. Pick from 1.5M organizations.” Select the non-profit of your choice and build giving right into your daily life!

Share the Meal – “Donations from the ShareTheMeal app support various WFP (United Nations World Food Programme) operations ranging from resilience building and school feeding programmes to providing food assistance in emergencies.” Select a food campaign that you want to give to and you name the amount. For just 80 cents, you can feed a child for one day!

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