Go ahead. Visit Techcrunch or Venturebeat. Chances are you'll discover a new app you've never heard of, and it probably does something you didn't know was possible. Yes, that's the incredible world of apps we live in.
It's easy to get caught up in all the thrill of apps that can text your wife when you leave work (IFTTT), or those that wake you up with a random person from anywhere in the world (Wakie). But there are some apps out there that trade novelty for charity, and help make the world a better place. We found five that embody this concept of apps making a difference.