5 Apps That Allow You to Save Lives From Your Phone

You don’t have to wear a red cape and fly around the city fighting crime to be a superhero. And you don’t have to have a ton of time and money, either. You can make a difference every day by downloading a mobile charity app for your smartphone. If you have the time to volunteer in person or go on a mission trip, then all the more power to you, but most of us lead busy lives and it can be difficult scheduling in time for nonprofit work, even if it’s something we’re really passionate about. Thanks to modern technology, now you can donate to charity without (hardly) lifting a finger. Here are some free apps you should definitely check out that make donating to charity a breeze!

1.Give 2 Charity

With this app in your toolbox, you’ll never have to plan for donating to charity again! You can literally just let this app run in the background of your life, collecting points as you go, which translate into monetary amounts that can then be donated to a charity of your choice. Participating charities include The Salvation Army, the American Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, and the American Cancer Society. The only downside with this app is that it tracks your location at all times, so if you prefer to stay on the down-low, this may not be the best app for you.

2. Charity Miles

Looking for a little extra motivation to get yourself to work out? Give this app a try! Not only is this free app great for charity purposes, but it’s great for your health as well. For every mile walked/run/jogged/biked that you log into the app, corporate sponsors donate up to $0.25 from a list of 37 participating charities. What better motivation is there than that?

3. Feedie

Foodies should definitely check out feedie! In addition to being a clever play on words, this app also allows your social media foodie photos to earn more than just a few likes. They can earn meals for schoolchildren in South Africa as well! For every food photo shared over Facebook or Twitter via Feedie, participating restaurants will make a donation to The Lunchbox Fund, helping to fight hunger.

4. Donate a Photo

With this awesome app from Johnson & Johnson in your arsenal, you have to power to donate $1 each day ($365 per year) toward the charity of your choice, and it’s simple as snapping a photo! Plus, you won’t have to spend a dime out of your own pocket. All you have to do is download the app, sign in, take a photo and donate it, and Johnson & Johnson will donate $1 to whichever charity you choose. Viola! It’s as simple as that.

5. Charity Tap

What if playing a game on your smartphone could be a way to donate to charity? As long as you don’t mind a few pop-up ads while you’re playing, then donating to charity is as simple as tapping your finger- literally! For every tap of the rice bowl on the screen, the World Food Programme (WFP) donates one grain of rice to those in need.