5 Fun and Easy Ways to Donate to Charity

Thanks to modern technology, including computers and mobile apps, giving to charity is easier than ever. There are dozens of giving sites scattered throughout the web. The idea behind these sites is to enable donors, regardless of the donation size, to quickly and easily find worthy causes by simply clicking or using a credit/debit card.

Giving online allows you to reap the emotional rewards of giving while simply shopping and/or surfing online. To get the most out of your charitable giving, here are a few fun and innovative ways to donate.


AmazonSmile is a website operated through Amazon that allows people to shop and donate to favorite charities at the same time. Amazon charity is a great way to donate to charitable orginizations each time you shop for the things you need and there is no additional cost to you for your donations. You can shop at AmazonSmile from your computer, tablet or phone and you can find all of the same products as you would find on Amazon.com

Shop For Smiles

Shop for Smiles is beneficial for both the donor and the charity. While shopping on Shop For Smiles, you search the site for coupon codes that you can use at a wide range of online shops, such as Walgreens, Sears, Best Buy and Build-a-Bear. Once you have chosen the discount codes you like, simply visit the online store to use the discount and once you make your purchase, a percentage of the sale will be donated directly to your favorite charity. Shop For Smiles has an excellent variety of products, including travel deals, beauty products/services and domain sales.

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eBay Giving Works

If you like the excitement of an online auction and finding great deals all while donating to a charity, then you should consider visiting ebay Giving Works. eBay Giving Works is integrated into eBays regular selling and buying platform and allows people to donate to important causes in both the United States and abroad. The platform allows sellers to donate a portion of the sales and buyers can shop, while supporting their favorites charity. There are a few different ways to donate to a charity through eBay Giving Works; sellers donate 10-100 percent of the sale to their charity, eBay users can make a direct contribution to any non-profit listed in eBay Giving Works or shoppers can buy item to support the causes they care about.

Tab For a Cause

When you install the tabforacause tab app, which is available for Firefox and Google Chrome users, each time you open a new tab the nonprofit sponsor will donate a percentage of each penny to charity. One of the organizations supported by tab for a cause is Water.org, which is a U.S. Based nonprofit that provides sanitation and safe drinking water to people living in developing countries.

Charity Miles

Charity Miles is a mobile app that allows you to donate to charity while you run, walk or bike. This mobile app benefits both your physical stamina and your choice of charity. Walkers and runners earn 25 cents for each mile and bikers earn 10 cents per mile, all of which is courtesy of the corporate partners from iPhone and Android

Whether you enjoy shopping, bidding on auctions or going for a run in the park, the next time you participate in a favorite activity, remember you can be a multi-tasker by donating to your favorite charities at the same time.

Veronica Davis
Veronica Davis is a former Marine, now a mom of two boys who has found a passion for freelance writing. She loves cooking and rarely misses something in the food industry, but she also enjoys writing about business, home and anything interesting.