Daily Archives: January 9, 2015

Farrago Friday


farrago, [fuh-rah-goh, -rey-] noun. a confused mixture; hodgepodge; medley

If you like to walk, jog or ride a bike — or if you are looking for a good reason to walk, jog or ride a bike — check out this app: http://www.charitymiles.org/

It’s as easy as this: get moving. Bikers earn 10¢ a mile and walkers and runners earn 25¢ a mile, to your favorite charity.

From their FAQs:
What is Charity Miles?

Charity Miles is a free iPhone and Android app that enables people to earn corporate sponsorships for charity while walking, running or biking. We are supported by awesome companies like Humana, Johnson & Johnson, Timex Sports and Kenneth Cole.

How does it work?

Just launch the app, choose a charity and either walk, run or bike. The selected charity then earns money for every mile covered. Walkers and runners earn up to 25¢ per mile; bikers earn up to 10¢ per mile.

Can I do anything other than walk, run or bike?

Absolutely! Skipping, skating, hoping, rolling and all other human-propelled activities are perfectly acceptable. The app does not feature a setting for every activity. You should just choose whatever setting (Walk, Run or Bike) that is most applicable to what you are doing.