(NBC NEWS) — Today’s headlines continuously demonstrate how others around the world need our help, though it can often leave us feeling helpless.
But that isn’t necessarily the case. There are a number of mobile apps designed to help users donate to charity.
“Charity Miles” is for walkers, runners or bikers who want to turn their miles into cash for charities.
The “Donate a Photo” app takes advantage of something most people do regularly with their smartphones—take pictures.
From Johnson & Johnson, it has you take a photo and share it in the donate a photo gallery. You can also share it to your own social media pages, and in exchange, Johnson & Johnson will donate $1 to the charity of your choosing. Users can donate one picture a day. The app is free on iTunes and Google Play.
The UN-based app “ShareTheMeal” fights global hunger. Tap the app on your phone and give 50 cents. That will feed one child for one day. What’s more, you can see exactly where your donation is going and who it’s helping. The organization claims 15 million meals have already been shared. This app is also free on iTunes and Google Play.