Charitable mobile apps for tech-savvy givers

Dec 14, 2012

Technology enhances your life, so why not use it to help those in need? As the holiday season approaches, smartphone apps are making it easier than ever to donate to the charity of your choice. From fitness apps that donate as you sweat to GPS systems that trigger a charitable gift when you enter your favorite store, there are creative, thoughtful and secure ways to support those in need that take just the swipe of a finger.

Charity Miles

Stay in shape while giving back with this untraditional charitable app. Download Charity Miles on your iOS or Android smartphone and select from a number of charities to support, including Habitat for Humanity, Feeding America and Autism Speaks. As you run or bike, Charity Miles will donate $0.25 for every mile you run or $0.10 for every mile you walk. The harder you push your body, the more support that goes to the charity of your choice. Lace up your running shoes and do some good for your health and worthy causes.

American Red Cross

Red Cross makes it easy to donate. If you text REDCROSS to 90999, you will donate $10 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief. It helps people affected by disasters such as hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, wildfires and tornadoes. The $10 is added to your mobile phone bill, so you don’t have to worry about sending cash or using a debit card. They also have developed a series of first aid and disaster preparedness apps for iOS and Android devices.

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Grace Villanueva Grace's loves the holidays and giving helpful tips on how folks can decorate their homes for the holidays. She also loves to share holiday recipes with her friends and fans online.

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