What do you want for Christmas? It’s easy to yearn for the newest Guitar Hero or MacBook Pro, but you also have to realize that there are a lot of people who are less fortunate than you. They need warm clothes, a hot meal, and just a little bit of love. Thankfully, it’s easier than ever to give back to your community.
Sure, you could just as hit up a chaarity’s website and donate using your credit card, but this is even easier. The Salvation Army has launched a new program in Canada that allows you to donate via your cell phone. All you have to do is send a special text message to their five digit code.
Text the word “HOPE” to 45678 and your cell phone bill will automatically show a $5.00 contribution to the Salvation Army. Rinse and repeat as necessary, donating as much or as little as you’d like. The Salvation Army aims to raise funds for the “vulnerable and marginalized.”
The good news is that this short code will work on any Rogers or Bell mobile device. The bad news is that Telus isn’t participating for some reason or another. I wonder what’s up with that.