Society loves to blame technology for making us more disconnected than ever, but there’s actually a lot you can do with your phone to spread positive vibes. As we put a cherry on top of this Valentine’s month, here are five ways to use your phone for good, not evil.
Send a text to Hamilton.
In case you missed it, last month we introduced our new Hamilton texting platform, which makes getting in touch with us easier than ever. Got a question? Get it answered quick by texting 513-863-3300 to reach a customer service rep. What will you do with all the time you save? Call your mom and tell her you love her, of course.
Pay it forward.
With more than 300 suggestions to help you choose a good deed to perform, the Kindness App not only helps you spread the love. It will also donate 25% of all app revenue to Goodwill. Activities range from making charitable donations to promoting a recycling program to volunteering. (Free, iOS)
Make someone’s dreams come true.
Fund a loan for people all over the world seeking small loans to start their business. Kiva is an international nonprofit with a mission to alleviate poverty by crowdsourcing loans to people who are working to better their lives in their communities. Donations start at $25.
Make every move count.
When you track your walking, running and biking efforts on the Charity Miles app, the company will donate money to your favorite charity—10 cents per mile biking and 25 cents per mile for walkers and runners. (Free, iOS and Android).