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You Can Now Donate to Charity Through Google Play

Dave Parrack 13-12-2018

Android users can now donate to a charitable organization using Google Play. This is the first time Google has offered users the chance to donate to charity through Google Play, and it has partnered with 10 worthy causes to kick things off.


Many of us donate to charity all year round, but the holidays give everyone an excuse to try a little harder. Google has stepped up to the plate by offering its platform as a way for generous donors to do their bit. And it makes the process easier than ever.

Google Play Is Feeling Charitable

In a blog post on The Keyword, Google says this is “in celebration of the holiday giving season”. It continues, “Making a donation on Google Play is quick, easy and 100% of your contributions go directly to the nonprofits you choose.”

The participating charities are the American Red Cross, charity: water, Doctors Without Borders USA, Girls Who Code, The International Rescue Committee, Room to Read, Save the Children, UNICEF, the World Food Program USA, and the World Wildlife Fund US.

Donating is simple. On your Android device either go to or open the Play Store app and scroll down until you see the option to donate to the charity of your choice. You can donate using the funding method you have on file.


The option to donate money to charity through Google Play is available in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Germany, Great Britain, France, Spain, Italy, Taiwan, and Indonesia. The feature should show up on the Google Play app over the next few days.

Other Ways to Give Money to Charity

This is a good effort from Google, as it should encourage people who don’t normally give to charity to donate what they can. However, we hope this feature remains part of Google Play beyond the holidays, and that more nonprofits are invited to take part.

Thankfully there are plenty of other ways to donate to charity. We have previously written about online Christmas charities to donate to 5 Online Christmas Charities You Can Donate To The are other ways to give when you are unable to volunteer your time during Christmas. Here are five Christmas charities where you can make a difference with a small donation. Read More , apps and websites that can help you donate to charity 7 Apps and Websites to Help You Give Money to Charity Give more money to charity and become a more engaged human citizen by using these 7 apps and websites. Read More , and some unusual ways to donate to charitable organizations How to Donate to Charity by Browsing the Web, Playing Games, & More It sounds too good to be true, but it's perfectly possible to raise money for charities doing things you already love. Or even with your bad habits. Take a look. Read More .

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