Tech For Good: Apps That Help You Give Back

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From finding volunteer work to donating to kids in need, these new digital platforms help you give back.

Donating money to charity is a good way to give back to those in need, but these digital platforms put a new spin on giving to make it even easier.

Tech Reporter Rich DeMuro with CommuniGift founder Thomas Doochin

Tech Reporter Rich DeMuro with CommuniGift founder Thomas Doochin

CommuniGift was founded by Thomas Doochin and his college roommates. The site lets kids share their birthday with a child in need. Use the platform to send out digital invitations to a birthday party and guests can buy gifts for a child in need right after they RSVP.

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Donate a Photo was created by Johnson & Johnson. It's a simple way to give back - all you have to do is choose a charity and snap a photo. Upload it to the site and they'll donate money on your behalf. Share your photo on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to inspire others. The app is available in the App Store and on Google Play.

Golden was founded by Sam Fankuchen. It helps you find volunteer opportunities based on the things you would otherwise be doing for fun. There are over 3500 opportunities in the Los Angeles area from 2500 organizations. Golden plans to launch in San Francisco and other parts of the nation, too.