I was bicycling along one Saturday morning in the unseasonably warm sunshine, when it dawned on me: I have never told you all about Charity Miles.
What was I thinking??
Longtime cycling buddy René Guerra put me onto it last year. You download the Charity Miles app to your phone. Then, whenever you’re about to start a bike ride or run, or even a walk, you open the app…
The app tracks your distance and, for every mile you go, a corporate sponsor donates ten cents to the charity you chose. Every tenth of a mile earns one cent for your charity. Participating costs you nothing.
Now, ten cents a mile may not seem like much, but if you do a five-mile run with eleven friends, that could send $6 to, say, Charity: Water or Habitat for Humanity. The same dozen people bicycling thirty miles would earn $36 for their charity/charities.
If you’re going to be out there anyway, why not leverage your workout to help someone else?
I thought you’d like to know.
Thanks for reading,