John Smith volunteers for social good. Photo courtesy of Jane Jones.
Good news everyone, you can now officially give to Children’s National Medical Center by sending a quick text message on your mobile.
Here’s how it works:
1. You text “NATS” to 90999 (today or any time before July 31).
2. You receive a text message asking you to confirm that you want to make a $5 donation to Children’s National Medical Center.
3. You confirm your donation and a $5 charge will appear on your phone bill.
All proceeds (minus a 5% processing fee to the nonprofit Mobile Giving Foundation) will go to Children’s National Medical Center to help build a new Pediatric Diabetes Care Complex. Tickets for the Nationals game this Sunday are also still available, and remember, $15 of the ticket cost goes to Children’s.
It’s easy. It’s fun. It’s for a great cause. As Ben Stiller would say in Starsky & Hutch, “Do It.”
Interested in other fun ways to give using your mobile? One of my favorite new Facebook applications is the Giving application by mgive. Download the Giving application, and check out how easy it is to give to a charity using your mobile. I have the Alicia Keys’s Keep A Child Alive widget on my Facebook profile. I love how it looks, and it’s amazingly easy to give.