Tuesday, December 3, 2013

It's Giving Tuesday - Use Charity Miles When You Bike!

Yesterday was Cyber Monday and today is "Giving Tuesday" (we're not making this up). And we found a neat opportunity for you to give while biking and walking. Have you heard of Charity Miles? It is an application you can download on a smartphone to track your miles while you bike, walk, and/or run. For every mile you bike, walk, and/or run, a donation is made to a charity of your choosing. How neat is that?!

I’ve used it to track the miles I bike to the transit center, work, and downtown. I also use it to tra
ck the miles I walk and run during my free time.

It’s pretty easy to use. First, you need to download the app, which is free. Then you need to register. When you are ready to bike, walk, or run, go to the app, select the charity you want to support, and the app will track your distance with a GPS. When you bike, a donor will give $0.10 per mile that is tracked. For every mile you walk or run, a donor will give $0.25 per mile. The cool part is that you get to select the charity or charities you want the donor to support.

Charities include:
  • Feeding America,
  • She’s the First,
  • Stand Up to Cancer,
  • RED to Benefit the Global Fund,
  • ASPCA,
  • Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America,
  • The Nature Conservancy,
  • Every Mother Counts,
  • Autism Speaks,
  • Soles 4 Souls,
  • Special Olympics,
  • The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research,
  • Habitat for Humanity,
  • World Food Programme,
  • Wounded Warrior Project,
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society,
  • Girl Up United Nations Foundation,
  • Partnership for a Healthier America,
  • Pencils of Promise,
  • Shot @ Life United Nations Foundation,
  • VisionSpring,
  • Achilles International,
  • NothingButNets.net,
  • DoSomething.org, and
  • Ironman Foundation.

As you can see, it is a long list of charities. Hopefully, there is at least one charity you want to bike, walk, and/or run to support. To learn more about “Giving Tuesday,” go to http://community.givingtuesday.org.

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