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I’ve donated a lot of stuff. Especially in the last few months since I finished the 7 Bible study, we’ve tried to clear out closets and trinkets. We still have a long way to go. But we’ve watched books, items of clothes, household goods, toys, anything and everything go out the door to find a new home. This past weekend we even donated our old couch and dining-room table to a family who needed it.
I have a dream that one day I’ll actually be a minimalist. I may have to boycott Target to get there. (I love you, Target. But your orange stickers are too tempting.)
You know what I’ve never donated, though? A picture. Because really, who would want my old photographs of 7th grade summer camp or the last day of 11th grade? I’m sure they’d get a laugh over my hair and braces … but I’m not sure those pictures would sell at the thrift store.
But Johnson & Johnson is doing a neat thing to help you donate to good causes with just a picture. Through their new Donate a Photo app, you can choose to “donate” one photo every day to add to their galleries (never to be used in ads). For each photo you donate, they will donate $1 to a charity of your choice – places like Shot@Life, Operation Smile, Save the Children, and the American Heart Association.
Through this program, J&J wants to connect you with causes, and help you bring awareness to needs in the world. And I think that’s pretty awesome! You can get the app for i-stuff or Androids.
Meanwhile, Johnson & Johnson also has a whole bunch of printable coupons for products like Neutrogena sunscreen, Johnson’s baby lotion, and Visine through their Healthy Essentials site. You can save up to $55 on these essentials. We can just consider it a donation to your pocket. I’m sure your child, like mine, goes through Band-Aids like they’re water.
Would you consider donating a photo?