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Donating Quick and Easy from Your Phone

Charles Dickens once said, “No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of another.”

Giving just a little bit of time, money, or thought to a cause in which you believe can mean everything to someone in need. Making a difference is something that everyone can do, even if you can only give a little.

Here are three apps that were designed to help you give to your favorite charities.

Donate a Photo:

This app provides an easy and painless way to donate money to your favorite causes, after you share a photo. For each photo you donate, Johnson & Johnson, the app’s sponsor, will donate one dollar to the cause of your choice.

According to the app’s website, “There’s so much good to choose from. Explore the causes we’ve curated with trusted non-profits and find something that speaks to you. Then pick a photo, any photo. You can donate one photo per day, every day of the year. Pets. Selfies. (Pet selfies?) Yes, because every photo counts. Finally, share your photo in the app and Johnson & Johnson gives a US dollar to your cause. Then, share it on social to get your friends in on the good.”

Donate a Photo is available to download for free on both iOS and Android devices.

Walk for a Dog:

This app that allows you to turn your daily routine of walking your dog into a donation for a local animal organization. This is a great way to support a good cause, and the perfect way to stay active. It will keep both you and your dogs healthy!

According to the app’s description, “Walk for a Dog tracks and map your walks. Enter each of your dogs into the app to track their walking activity, together or individually. You can view past walks and share them on social media. Create fitness goals for both you and your dog, and help other animals along the way! How much we donate is determined by the number of people actively walking for your selected animal organization, so please spread the word, and share the app.”

Walk for a Dog is free and available on both iOS and Android devices.


Tinbox works similarly to Donate a Photo because it also uses a corporate sponsor in order to donate a dollar to your favorite cause. Instead of donating a photo, the app simply asks you to pick a charity and click a button.

According to the app’s website, “Making lives better through Tinbox takes the same amount of time as posting a snap to your story on Snapchat. On Tinbox, you give your dollar directly to a charity’s specific project, rather than the charity as a whole. That way, you know where it’s going. Follow your contribution till the end – from the moment you help fund a bed for a new hospital, to the moment the hospital opens its doors and starts saving lives.” With this app, donating is as easy as clicking a button.

Tinbox is free and available for download on iOS and Android devices.

With these three apps, you’ll be able to support causes that you believe in faster than it takes to send a Snapchat!

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