Google wants to put the power of donation in your hands with One Today


Google is launching a new app called One Today. The purpose of the app is to donate $1 a day to a cause. Right now the app is in limited pilot, and an invite only. It’s only available on Android, but when you click on the invite button, it asks you which mobile platform (Android, iOS, Blackberry, or Windows) you would like to receive an invite for. This would suggest they are going to bring the app to those platforms at a later time. To give you a better idea of what I’m talking about, continue reading past the break for some examples of what you can donate to: 

Every child learns empathy

We are working with schools to make sure that every child masters empathy just as children master reading and math. We know that a child who masters empathy at the age of six is less likely to bully ten years later, and that empathy is increasingly critical to our success at home, in the workplace, and in the world.

How your $1 helps

$50 = 1 school trained in empathy best practices

Plant trees and change lives in Kenya

Our program in Kenya is fully supporting reforestation programs with all groups living near degraded forests including Mount Kenya and Mau Forest. These tree planting projects are implemented through distribution of seeds, tools, and technical training.

How your $1 helps

$1 = 10 trees that will help Kenyan farmers.

I’m sure a lot of us out there are going to sign up to receive the invite, including myself. I think we all could handle giving one dollar every once in awhile, and if your friends match that dollar, it can change more lives.

If you are interested in this app, check out the source link below, and don’t forget to click on the project gallery while you are there. Let us know what you think of this concept in the comments below.

Source: Google One Today

About the Author: Spencer McClendon

Spencer McClendon is a Criminal Justice student attending Front Range Community College in Fort Collins, Colorado. He hopes to transfer to Colorado State University after he achieves his Associates Degree, and ultimately wishes to be his own boss in the security sector. He is a long time native of Colorado and enjoys the great outdoors of Colorado. He spends his free time long-boarding and hiking.