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Article • January 19, 2021

Want to give back this year? Start here

Commit to something good by giving back through organizations like Comp-U-Dopt

Amid the daily chaos of work, chores, and everything in between, charitable giving can easily slide onto the back burner. But especially after such a difficult 2020, it’s more important than ever to take action and address the challenges we face in our own communities and around the globe.

Want to pitch in this year? You can start with the device you’re using to read this email. If you have an old laptop or tablet laying around, donate them to students in need through Comp-U-Dopt, a nonprofit that provides refurbished computers to low-income students in U.S. cities.

Unfortunately, virtual learning will be our reality for the near future. But students around the country still lack computer access at home. To help bridge the digital divide, The Webby Awards is partnering with Comp-U-Dopt. Donate today and give a machine you no longer need to a student who does.

We’ve also highlighted four tech tools (including a couple Webby Winners, of course) to help connect you with great causes, supercharge your charitable giving, and inspire you to take action.

Here’s to brighter days in 2021 and beyond.

JustServe:

The first step for any new volunteer is finding an organization or project that’s looking for help. JustServe makes the process easy: Register on the platform to browse through listings of all kinds of service opportunities in your area. Once you find one that interests you, JustServe provides all the details on how to sign up, so you can spend more time volunteering and less time searching.

Charity Miles:

Charity Miles might be just what you need to stick to your exercise routine this year. This free app (a 2014 Webby Winner) tracks your activity and donates money to one of over 40 charitable partners for every mile you move. Download the app, and your next run or bike ride will help support organizations doing great work in areas like public health, the environment, and education.

Global Citizen App:

You’ve likely heard of (and maybe even attended) the Global Citizen concert series, but there’s a lot more to it than just music. Check out Global Citizen’s two-time Webby-winning app, which empowers you to take action on one of the world’s biggest issues—poverty. Download the app to learn more about the causes of poverty, join in actions to address them, and earn points to enter drawings for exclusive prizes.

Coin Up:

Is shopping a form of community service? It is with Coin Up. Choose a cause you care about, link your debit or credit card, and Coin Up will analyze your transactions and donate the spare change (at least $5 a month) to your chosen organization. Now you’re shopping for more than just yourself.