Posts tagged: Charity

Tech of the week! Check out Charitweet!

 

 

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Right now at iPhone Antidote, we’re all about creating good in the world, and here is a great way to contribute to that.

 

Charitweet is a fantastic way to empower your social network as a force for good in the world, providing you with a simple way to give to your favorite charities, whilst encouraging others in your social network to do the same.

 

The Boston based company is making it possible to give 100% of your donation to your chosen charity through Twitter.

 

Skip the middlemen, give in 140 characters, spread the word, and you’re done. Giving is good. Simple giving, where 100% of the donation goes to the charity is great.

 

All you need to do is tweet, making sure you include the following :

 

@CHRTWT
@CHARITYNAME
$(AMOUNT)

 

For example: “I’m donating $10 to @helpkids with @chrtwt!”

 

After your first Charitweet, you’ll receive a notification on your Twitter account. You’ll complete a billing form (asking only necessary information that will remain completely confidential). After that first tweet, you’ll never have to do more than tweet to donate again!

 

Here’s a list of the Charities that Charitweet are partnered with currently. You can also contact them to request that another Charity you might have affiliation with could partner with Charitweet in the future.

 

The only caveat is that in order to donate, your Twitter account can’t be private in order to process your donation, but that is something the company is working on getting around.

 

If you’re looking for a way to give in 2015, do yourself a favor and check out Charitweet. Spread the word! 

 

 

 

 

Mark Zuckerberg cares about Ebola.

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Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Pricsilla Chan have given the Center for Disease Control Foundation a check for $25 MILLION dollars to help the fight against the spread of Ebola. Because Ebola be scary and is on the precipice of completely tearing apart and ruining parts of West Africa.

 

From the sauce direct:
“It has infected 8400 people so far, but it is spreading very quickly and projections suggest it could infect 1 million people or more over the next several months if not addressed,” he wrote. “We need to get Ebola under control in the near term so that it doesn’t spread further and become a long-term global health crisis that we end up fighting for decades at large scale, like HIV or polio.

 

“We believe our grant is the quickest way to empower the CDC and the experts in this field to prevent this outcome,” he continued. “Grants like this directly help the front-line responders in their heroic work. These people are on the ground setting up care centers, training local staff, identifying Ebola cases and much more.”

 

We, unlike other media, are not going to compare their $25 million gift to their current net worth or recent purchases, because these guys are being GOOD GUYS and any money you give to help others in need, no matter what, is not only admirable but amazing.

 

Rant over.

 

The donation will go to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Ebola response effort in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone and in other spots in the world where Ebola is a threat.

 

 

If you want to give a donation, please head on over here – http://www.cdcfoundation.org/ –  then feel good about yourself for the rest of the day !

 

 

 

 

A Special Announcement!

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We’ve been busy! We have another special announcement to make!

 

Following our announcement last week that we will be offering customer payments in Bitcoin, and to celebrate the release of the iPhone 6, we are very proud to announce that we will be rolling out ANOTHER new payment option in the very near future.

 

Coming in the next few weeks, if you choose to sell your iPhone to us, you will be able to be paid via Check, Paypal, Bitcoin OR you can donate your entire payment to any charity of your choice in the United States.

 

If you’re thinking of upgrading to an iPhone 6 model, or just have an old/broken/water damaged iPhone in a drawer somewhere, why not use that opportunity to turn your old iPhone into something wonderful? Simply get a quote from us here, receive your pre-paid box in the mail, place your device in the box and send it off. Designate the charity of your choice and our President, Ryan Wallace, will personally donate the quoted amount to that charity. 

 

We want to give you guys not only the best service we can, but also assist in helping turn unused, old or broken technology into something good in the world. Technology is good, Kindness and giving is good, new iPhones are good, good customer service is good! It’s all good!

  

To find a list of United States Charities, go here! 

 

We’ll be letting you know exactly when the charity payment option will be available in the next couple of weeks! We also might just have another special announcement up our sleeve, and we’ll be keeping you in the know with iPhone 6 AND iWatch rundowns, so keep an eye on us!

 

 

 

 

Image courtesy of http://www.aha-soft.com/

Tim Cook does the Ice Bucket challenge. BTW, if you haven’t heard, there’s an ice bucket challenge.

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So if you haven’t heard, there’s a social media ‘challenge’ making the rounds where you pour a bucket of ice on yourself, film it, and put the evidence on social media. Um… fun? Well, yeah, duh it’s fun, but the actual reason behind the challenge is to raise both awareness & funds for Amyotrophic Lateral  Sclerosis, more well known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease.

 

Sweet! But, is this like those other times when you do the thing and put the thing on social media and then everyone makes fun of you for doing the thing and no one actually benefits? Well, the good news is – not so much with this one.

 

The Ice Bucket challenge has garnered some high profile challengees such as Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake to name but two, and it has a caveat – if you refuse to do the ice bucket challenge once you have been challenged – you must make a donation towards ALS charities. What is awesome is that many people who have participated in the challenge have poured ice over themselves and  made a donation.

 

So far, since August 12th, the challenge is said to have raised over $4 million dollars. Now that’s some seriously helpful cash.

Today, Apple CEO Tim Cook took part in the challenge after being challenged by Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller.  He did it at the company’s bi-weekly beer bash with Vanilla Ice playing in the background. ICE ICE BABY MR COOK SiR.

 

He then went along with the rules and challenged three others – Apple board member Bob Iger, musician Michael Franti, and Beats co-founder Dr Dre.

 

So we learnt two things today – The ice bucket challenge is good and fun and we should do it if we get challenged, and Apple has a BI-WEEKLY BEER BASH WHAT

 

 

 

Bucket of Ice by Nautical9 is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0