Tech on Tuesday: Creative Ways to Give Back
Technology has made it easier than ever to support individuals in your community, national organizations and global charities.
If you’re searching for a way to give back, look no further.
We have some creative ways to support a cause close to you in this week’s Tech Tuesday.
With the ShareTheMeal app, you can easily contribute to the World Food Programme. The World Food Programme distributes meals to hungry children in developing countries. With the app, you can donate to specific emergency programs for Syrian refugees or children in Nigeria. The app was created by the United Nations. It costs just 50 cents to feed a child for a day, and you can share the meal with a hungry child with just a tap of your phone.
Next time you are cleaning out your closet, consider sending your gently used clothing to Schoola via a free prepaid shipping label, and the Schoola app will post it for sale. For every item someone buys, Schoola sends 40% of the purchase price to the school of your choice!
You can earn money for charity just by going for a walk. With Charity Mile, each time you go for a walk, run, or bike ride, you earn money for charity. For each mile the Charity Mile app tracks, it donates 25 cents to charity. For miles traveled on a bike, the app donates 10 cents. The app has more than 40 organizations you can choose to donate to. The funding comes from advertising budgets of corporate sponsors. The Charity Miles app has raised more than $2.5 million for organization like ASPCA, Feeding America and Habitat for Humanity.
Find volunteer opportunities all over the world with the Worldpackers app. The app shows you opportunities to volunteer in more than 100 countries. You can find opportunities with commitments of just a few days up to a full year. You can also find volunteer positions seeking specific skills like cooking, teaching English and carpentry. The app connects travelers looking to give back with hosts, making travel more accessible for those looking for a new adventure.