SMS donations are becoming popular way for donation. For people and organizations, donations through text message are fast and easy to do. The donors don’t have to reveal any personal information if they donate through text message. SMS donations are usually restricted at $10 but some charities also provide $5 increments. The donors have to confirm donation with another text message once they text the appropriate number. SMS donations are charged directly from mobile phone bill. Some cell phone providers charge fee for sending text donations. Here is the list of 6 best charities that accept text donations.
Best Charities that accept Text Donations:
1) Susan G. Komen For The Cure
In the US, Susan G. Komen For The Cure is the biggest and best-funded breast cancer organization. Susan G. Komen For The Cure is previously recognized as “The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation”. This organization was founded in 1982. Around $2 billion has been invested by Komen for education, breast cancer research, health services, advocacy and social support programs in United States. It organizes large fund raising events such as Susan G. Komen Marathon for the Cure, Susan G. Komen Bowl for the Cure, etc. To donate $10 to Susan G. Komen For The Cure text “KOMEN” to 90999. The donor can donate up to 5 times per month. The donation amount will be added to the cell phone bill or deducted from prepaid balance of the donor. Text “Stop” to 90999 to unsubscribe this service. Text “Help” to 90999 to get help.
2) Red Cross
1000s of people who are affected by disasters get food and shelter, relief supplies, basic health services and emotional support by Red Cross. To donate $10 to the American Red Cross the US resident donors can text REDCROSS to 90999. The donor will receive a text after they confirm donation and will be presented the choice to indicate whether their gift should go to support Disaster Relief to help people affected by disasters or to help people affected by the earthquake in Japan and tsunami all through the Pacific. While donations for American Red Cross expenses for a particular disaster exceeds, it is used to serve sufferers of other disasters.
All 4 main US carriers like Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile as well as other regional carriers such as U.S. Cellular, Virgin Mobile and Cricket are included. To a particular keyword like REDCROSS, nearly all wireless carriers permit to donate up to $30 per month. The donors should visit redcross.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS if they like to donate over $30. Donations will be appeared directly on the donors’ wireless bill or deducted from prepaid balance. With opt in donors, the Red Cross may communicate up to 4 times per month through text. Text “Stop” to 90999 to unsubscribe this service. To get help donors can text “Help” to 90999.
3) Operation Smile
Dr. Bill and Kathy Magee founded Operation Smile organization in 1982. To children and teenagers throughout the world this organization has provided cleft lip and palate surgeries. More than 150,000 children and teenagers in over 60 countries had been provided reconstructive surgery by Operation Smile. The donors can donate $5 and $10 through text donations. To donate $10 to Operation Smile text “SMILE” to 50555 and to donate $5 text “SMILE” to 90999. The donation amount will be included in the mobile phone bill or deducted from prepaid balance of the donor. Text “Stop” to 90999 or 50555 to unsubscribe this service. Text “Help” to 90999 or 50555 to get help.
Water.org is a non-profit organization which is based in U.S. The aim of the organization is to provide sanitation and safe drinking water to people in developing countries. 100s of communities in South Asia, Africa, and Central America had transformed by getting safe water and sanitation by Water.org. Matt Damon and Gary White co-founded water.org. To donate $10 to Water.org the donors can text “POOPIN” to 27722. Donations will be appeared on the wireless bill of the donors or deducted from prepaid balance. Text “Stop” to 27722 to unsubscribe this service. To get help donors can text “Help” to 27722.
5) Keep A Child Alive
Keep A Child Alive (KCA) give life-saving AIDS treatment, medicines, care and support services to families with HIV/AIDS in Africa and India. Presently, KCA funds 10 orphan care and clinical places in Kenya, India, Uganda, Rwanda and South Africa. R&B singer and Alicia Keys with Ryan Seacrest, Kim Kardashian and other celebrities partly founded this non-profit organization. More than $1 million has been raised by KCA via text donations. To donate $5 to Keep a Child Alive the donors have to text the word “ALIVE” to 90999. The charges will be directly added to the cell phone bill or subtracted from prepaid balance. Text “Stop” to 90999 to unsubscribe this service. To get help donors can text “Help” to 90999.
6) The Make-A-Wish Foundation
The Make-A-Wish Foundation is a non-profit organization, founded in 1980. This foundation grants wishes and give hope and joy to children (2.5 years to 18 years old) who have degenerative, malignant or life-threatening medical conditions. David A. Williams is the president & CEO of Make-A-Wish Foundation. To donate $5 to Make-A-Wish Foundation the donors should text “WISHKIDS” to 90999. The donors can donate $5 up to 5 times. The charges will be added to the mobile phone bill or subtracted from prepaid balance of the donor. This service is accessible on nearly all the carriers. Text “Stop” to 90999 to stop this service. Text “Help” to 90999 to get help.