A co-worker just introduced me to a new app called Charity Mile, which is a FREE app I’m going to download on my phone to record the miles I bike to raise money for charity!
As you walk, run or bike, the app will track your distance on your GPS and you’ll earn money for your charity: 10¢ per mile for bikers; 25¢ per mile for walkers and runners, all up to $1,000,000 courtesy of corporate sponsors. When done with your exercise, participants agree to be “sponsored,” with money earned paid to the charity by a Charity Miles sponsor.
There are nine charities to choose from on the app: Habitat For Humanity, the UN World Food Programme, Autism Speaks, The Nature Conservancy, Feeding America, The Michael J. Fox Foundation, Pencils of Promise, Achilles International, and The Global Fund.
When you are using this app you can even post on social media forms sharing your accomplishments and the amount of money you are raising to your charity with your friends, family, and co-workers. I guess if I bike 10 miles at 10c a mile it’s only $1 and I could probably send quarters and a piece of lint in an envelope to my organization of choice and it would be more productive BUT, it’s a good way to encourage others become aware of ways to help, research charities, motivate yourself to exercise more often and to follow in your footsteps… or bike treads.
I can’t wait to download this app and use it on my next bike ride!! :)