While this time of year is known for Black Friday sales and Cyber Monday Deals, there is a non-profit organizations hoping to popularize another day: GivingTuesday.
GivingTuesday is the Tuesday after Cyber Monday and it is a day meant to support local nonprofit organizations and charities.
In 2015, $116.5 million dollars were raised in Canada to support nonprofit organizations and charities. This year, GivingTuesday Canada is hoping to increase that number to $125 million. To do so, there are a variety of mobile apps that are doing their share to raise money across the continent.
Helpie is a feel-good, look-good, do-good photo app that allows you to use the power of the selfie to donate to charities across the continent. For every helpie you take, $0.05 goes to the charity of your choice. You can take an unlimited number of helpies and can share them to Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.
For the active do-gooder, Charity Miles turns tracked time walking, biking, or running into funding for nonprofits and charities. For every mile you walk / bike / run, a sponsor of Charity Miles will donate to your charity / nonprofit organization of choice. To date, they have earned over $1.7 million and will pay out an additional $500,000.00 by the end of May 2017.
Let’s face it, the majority of us are used to going out for dinner and taking a picture of our meal to share on social media. Feedie banks on this phenomena. Using the Feedie app, all you have to do is take a picture of your meal at a participating restaurant, and that restaurant will donate a meal to someone in need. With thousands of restaurants across the continent, over 12 million meals have been donated through Feedie.
Want to see all of the organizations that you can give to during GivingTuesday? Click here for a map of all the listed partners across the county.