The Christmas season is supposed to be about giving.
Not in the sense of bestowing a deluge of gifts on overindulged children, but supporting those who are in actual need.
Yet even if that’s your goal, it can be tough to do. For every worthwhile cause, there’s a flooded market of shady actors who want to take advantage of your compassion by lining their pockets.
Put this sad commentary on human nature aside and take heart: in my own personal giving and research for this story I’ve discovered several good, reputable Android apps that connect you to a ton of excellent causes. These apps make it convenient to find new efforts to support and share with others.
The United Nations is at the forefront of working to help the most impoverished communities around the world. The Share the Meal app helps you contribute modest donations toward the United Nations World Food Programme.