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5 Apps to Fight Homelessness

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Guest Blog Post by Hannah DeMarco

Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission Executive Assistant to the CEO


I might be ever-so-slightly obsessed with my smartphone.

When I’m not busy playing Pokémon Go or scrolling through Instagram, I compulsively whip out my phone to document every moment of my life. And how could I not explore a Snapchat filter or two?

Let’s face it. For many of us, smartphones are second nature.

But what does that have to do with combating homelessness?

While helping our homeless friends may seem much more difficult than tapping a screen, sometimes that’s all it takes to make a difference in someone’s life. So next time you wonder what you can do to help, look no further than the glowing screen in your pocket or purse.

Here are five awesome apps you can use to help the hungry, homeless, and hurting in Philadelphia today, and the best part is, all of these you can access on either your iPhone, Android, or the web!

Donafy

Apps 2Think Pokémon Go – but instead of finding Pokémon, you can discover nearby nonprofits to support. Created by Philadelphian Nikki Johnson-Huston, this handy app allows users to give locally. If you are in Philadelphia, find Sunday Breakfast on Donafy to donate using the app!

Food Connect

As the good Italian I am, I hate the thought of wasting food.  Give me a heaping plate for dinner, and I will be sure to eat ALL of it.  But big events often end with a surplus too big for an Italian to devour. By using Food Connect, you can give away extra food to local shelters.  If you host an event with an abundance of leftovers, log into the app to donate your food to fill the bellies of your hungry homeless neighbors here at Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission.

Twitter

Tweeting isn’t just for the birds.  Stay current with our latest news by following us on Twitter. Tweet @phillyhomeless with any questions or to tell us about an experience you had volunteering with us.

Facebook

Make the endless Facebook scrolling worthwhile.  “Like” us on Facebook to learn more about our story, watch videos, and engage in conversation. This is also a great way to donate and discover who is connected with us!

Instagram

If, like me, you’re a fan of engaging photos, follow us on Instagram. We regularly update our feed with photos of Mission volunteers and guests, including inspiring stories and information on how you can get involved. Fancy yourself a photographer? Tag @phillyhomeless to be a featured advocate for Sunday Breakfast.

It only takes a few clicks to help those surrounding us as we move about the city we love. Make some room on your phone, download these apps, and join a community of advocates with Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission.

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