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You're Just A Click Away From Making A Difference!

17 Jan 2018 by Bryan Yeong

Make a positive change for the world in 2018, starting with these social platforms that grant you the power of giving back – all in the palm of your hands.

Action Button

Action Button

Have a cause you’re passionate about and would like to advocate for? Whether it’s human equality, animal rights or environmental changes, there’s no better time to step up and take action. Enter Action Button, a website that aims to connect groundbreaking changes to the public. How it works is by discovering targeted audiences that share a similar interest for your cause, thereby converting their clicks into awareness via social media. There’s also a fund-raising option if you’d like to further contribute!

ShareTheMeal

Share The Meal

While we often go hungry throughout the day and start wondering which craving to satiate, have we stopped to remember that there are many children out there who go through everyday starving, sometimes literally to death? Take some time out of your day to help feed hungry kids around the world with a simple tap. With the ShareTheMeal app (free, available on iTunes app store and Google Play store), you’ll be able to see exactly whom your donation goes to, and you can even form virtual rescue teams with your friends towards ending world hunger together.

TradeMade

TradeMade

In an effort to reduce the amount of wastage we produce on the regular, the TradeMade app (free, available on iTunes app store) strives to cultivate a healthier culture of swapping items instead of purchasing them. Think an eco-friendly Carousell, whereby you strike up conversations with fellow green-thumbed individuals to trade your pre-loved items. This way, there wouldn’t be any scenario of your belongings simply being trashed and going to waste, which helps to minimise carbon emissions as well! Saving money and the environment? Count us in.

Fotition

Fotition

If you’re beginning to find Instagram a mindless scrolling activity to pass time, why not channel your double taps to something more productive instead? The Fotition app (free, available on iTunes app store and Google Play store) packs a similar photo-sharing function, except that the images posted go towards raising money and awareness for social initiatives that matter. Past viral campaigns include the Marvel Studios Hero Acts that aids children in Haiti, or the Fruit-Face Challenge where sponsors donate food to children. There’s always a fun activity to take on, and the fact that you’re doing it for a good cause at the same time makes it that much sweeter!

ResQwalk

ResQwalk

For animal- lovers hoping to spark a change, get the ResQwalk app (free, available on iTunes app store and Google Play store) for your phone. Reward your daily paces by raising awareness about pet adoption and finding suitable homes for animals from welfare organisations. All you need to do is choose an animal welfare partner from a list of choices, decide on your personal outdoor activity for the day, and you’re all set. For an added boost of motivation mid-workout, think of the better life you’ll be contributing for the furry friends!

Giving.sg

Giving.sg

Similar to fund-raising campaigns on Kickstarter, you can do your part as a socially responsible citizen by backing up local causes and communities you’re passionate about. Giving.sg is an online social movement created to make a difference in the lives of others, starting with your actions. From causes spanning disabilities to humanitarian works, there’s bound to be one that suits your fancy towards donating to or volunteering your services for.

This article was adapted from Vol.30 Issue 1 issue of Teenage. 

What’s a cause you’re passionate about? We’d love to hear – let us know in the comments below!

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