It’s Giving Tuesday, a day to give to different charities and a variety of causes. But if money is tight or you don’t have a lot of time to give, don’t feel guilty.
There are easy ways to give by doing things you may already be doing.
How many times do you go online a day? How many times do you open up a new browser tab?
Well, Google is offering an easy to way to give. After installing the Tab for a Case extension, each time you open a new browser on Google Chrome, the company will donate money to the charity of your choice. It’s a simple way to give.
Another easy way to give is to sign up for a charity rewards credit card like the Susan G. Komen cash rewards Visa. Matt Shultz with creditcards.com says your cash back will be donated to the charity.
“Then, there are other cards like Charity Charge MasterCard, which gives you 1 percent cash back on everything you spend,” Shultz says.
If your New Year’s resolution is to get fit, you’ll like this one to keep you motivated–a free app called Charity Miles. For every mile you move, you help raise money for your charity.
And for all you Amazon shoppers, have you heard about Amazon Smile? If you log into Smile.Amazon.com and select the charity of your choice, each you make a purchase, Amazon will donate 0.5 percent of the price of your eligible purchases to your charity.
Also, remember donating blood, gently-used clothes and toys, as well as giving your time, are all great ways to give back year-round.