I’m so excited about an app I’ve started using with my iPhone recently. Called Charity Miles, it’s free and super simple to use! And it allows you to earn money for charity simply by walking, running, or riding your bike!
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Earn Money for Charities with Charity Miles
Bikers earn up to 10¢ per mile. Walkers and runners earn up to 25¢ per mile.
“The Application is a general audience application and we do not knowingly collect any Personal Information from children younger than the age of thirteen (13). We will delete any Personal Information collected that we later determine to be from a user younger than the age of thirteen (13). If you are a parent or guardian of a child under the age of thirteen (13) and believe he or she has disclosed Personal Information to us, please contact us at: [email protected]”
The money earned is all courtesy of corporate sponsors. You can read more about where the money comes from. My Charity Miles have typically been sponsored by Humana, Johnson & Johnson, and Timex. So, yes, you can be a “sponsored athlete”!
My daughter, son-in-law, and I have started using the app with our iPhones. Christina and Tom both do a lot of walking and hiking, and my husband and I typically take an outdoor walk of about 2 miles a day.
There are many great non-profit organizations you can choose from to receive the money you earn. The main charities I’m focusing on right now through Charity Miles are Stand Up To Cancer, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (because of my cancer awareness and research cause), Operation Smile (because of my experience with Spontaneous Smiley for Operation Smile), and Feeding America (because of my experience with No Kid Hungry). Just a few of the other wonderful organizations are Wounded Warrior Project, Autism Speaks, The Michael J. Fox Foundation, The World Food Programme, The Nature Conservancy, Special Olympics, and Habitat for Humanity.
I’m a real fan of the FitBit and use that to track my 10,000 steps most days. I haven’t tracked my indoor steps with Charity Miles, although you can use the Charity Miles app indoors, too.
Note: If you’re wondering how to carry an iPhone while you walk, I use an Amphipod AirFlow MicroStretch Plus Belt. I like it because it holds the iPhone 6 Plus and is very lightweight and comfortable.
Earn Money for Local Animal Shelters with WoofTrax App
Charity Miles has animal protection charities. There is another app that focuses on animal shelters. You can earn money for your local animal organization by walking a dog. Check out the WoofTrax app. (“Walk for a Dog.”)
Have you used either of these apps?
Photo Credit: Background Photo by Mike Markey.