How to Volunteer and Make Donations from My Phone

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Giving back has never been easier. There are so many ways you can help make a difference using wireless. Effortlessly donate, volunteer, and help those in need right from your phone:

Help End Homelessness.

Download apps to help the homeless. Apps like Our Calling can help you find local resources for homeless Americans in need of food, medical assistance, or shelter during extreme temperatures. You can also text “NCH” to 41444 to donate to the National Coalition for the Homeless. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) also makes it easy to find hotlines and phone numbers to call in your state to help the homeless.

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Fight Hunger.

Download apps that fight global hunger or text to send meals to families. The ability to share a meal with your family is certainly something to be thankful for—and now you can give the gift of a dinner to families in need. You can download apps like Share the Meal, which helps you donate meals to individuals across the globe. You can also donate to charitable organizations like Feeding America by texting “MEAL” to 91990. Or, you can sponsor a family through organizations like Minnie’s Food Pantry by texting “THANKFULNESS” to 41444.

Donate Resources.

Text to donate resources like the Salvation Army. You can help deliver vital resources to Americans across the country by texting “GIVE” to 52000. This will send $10 to the Salvation Army.

Find charities you love right from your social media apps. Do you use social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram? Then you already have a powerful tool to connect you to causes that matter to you the most. Many nonprofit organizations and charities have donation portals on their profiles.


Download volunteer and donation apps. From soup kitchens to food drives, apps like Point make it easy to find local nonprofits, virtual giving, and volunteer opportunities near you. You can also track your impact directly in the app. Apps like CoinUp makes it easy to donate spare change from everyday purchases to charities that are making a difference nationwide.

By using your mobile device, it is now easier than ever to make an impact and give back. Have a story to share about how you used your smartphone or tablet to help make a difference in someone’s life? Share your story today.