7 charitable apps for easy giving

Monetize your daily routine to help the needy with these 7 simple apps.

Fall is a time to give, whether you're growing a mustache to support men's health or donating food for holiday meals. With the seven apps we've found, you can be a do-gooder by simply doing what you usually do -- buying groceries, taking a walk, or playing a game.

Charity Miles

Charity Miles

Don't wait for that 5K for charity: rack up dollars as you rack up miles on your regular walks, runs, or bike rides. Download Charity Miles (iOS, Android), choose from 28 established charities, and launch the app with each workout. Corporate sponsors will donate funds for every mile.

Foodtweeks

Foodtweeks

Ever wish you could transfer pounds from your waist to someone else's? You nearly can with Foodtweeks (iOS, Android). Tell the app which foods you're about to buy, and it will recommend small, calorie-cutting tweaks. Follow Foodtweeks's guidelines, and it'll donate those calories to a local food bank.

Donate a Photo

Donate a Photo

If you're posting photos to your social media feeds all day, then why not donate one? With Donate a Photo (iOS, Android), you select your cause, take a new photo or choose one you already shot, and share it to the app's gallery and social media. Johnson & Johnson will donate $1 to your preferred cause.

Check-in for Good

Check-in for Good

Check-ins like Swarm's are usually a way of bragging about how great your social life is. Turn your socializing into social benefit with Check-in for Good (iOS, Android). Through the app, search for businesses supporting the causes you care about. Each time you check in, the business donates money.

Budge Challenge

Personal challenges may help us grow, but beating friends is downright thrilling. Budge Challenge gives you both advantages. Create a challenge with a friend -- anything from a pie-eating contest to arm wrestling to running a marathon. The loser donates to one of a range of participating charities.

Chideo: The Charity Network

Chideo

Like to watch celebrity videos? Turn a guilty pleasure into a good deed with Chideo (iOS, Android). Select a star-studded video from sections such as What's Hot, Featured Videos, or Personalities, then pay to play. You can also suggest celebrities whose videos you'd like to watch and then donate funds to make that a reality.

Give 2 Charity

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Download the Give 2 Charity app (iOS, Android) and carry it with you. That's all it takes to earn points that you can eventually redeem as a charitable donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the American Cancer Society, the American Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, Action Against Hunger, Susan G. Komen, Sandy Hook Promise, or the Salvation Army.

About Joshua Rotter

Joshua Rotter is a copy editor for Download.com and covers iOS.