Google has introduced an app that let’s you donate $1 a day to non-profit organizations from your Android phone. According to the Huffington Post, a non-profit organization is featured every day with a description of how the organization will use its donations. As the app gradually learns your philanthropy preferences, it will start to feature non-profit organizations that you are more interested in. However, since One Today is still a pilot program, the app is only available in the U.S. and you must “Request an Invite” to receive the app.
Our school’s 5th grade curriculum contains a philanthropy unit that requires students to research and identify examples of philanthropy. Unfortunately, students often research wealthy philanthropists who donate millions of dollars to non-profit organizations. They have a hard time grasping the idea that donating smaller amounts of money is still considered philanthropy. One Today can help students understand this popular form of charitable donating. The ‘Project Gallery‘ of the One Today website showcases a number of non-profit organizations, and includes short descriptions of how the micro-donations will support humanitarian efforts.
The image above is a screenshot of the One Today webpage.