How to Give Back Using Charity Apps this Holiday Season

charity appsFor many the holiday season means cozying up with loved ones, giving and receiving presents, and indulging in good food and memories. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case for everyone. Around the world there are others who are struggling to find clean water, never learned to read or write, and/or are facing troubling health issues.


Fortunately, there are several apps out there that make helping our fellow man and woman simple, easy, and effective.


Here are a few of the ways you can give back using charity apps this holiday season:

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Tales From The Pictures We Saved – Episode 6: Memories of Missing Brother

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Tales From The Pictures We Saved Podcast

Welcome to this week’s episode of Tales From the Pictures We Saved. 


We’ve spent the past 26 years helping our customers preserve tens of millions of happy memories, milestones, achievements and events—all of which have incredible stories behind each and every photo.


And now we’re eager to share these stories with you.


In this week’s episode, one ScanMyPhotos customer uses photo restoration to connect with her missing brother. Click here to learn how to have your photos restored.


Preview: Last year, we received an order to restore a badly damaged photo and found out there is so much more behind the two smiling faces in the picture. Follow Fran’s story here.

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The photo was sent to us by ScanMyPhotos customer Fran Phoenix and when I asked her what made this picture so important, I was shocked to hear the answer.  


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How to Prevent Photos from Sticking to Glass

photos from sticking to glassIf you’ve ever put a photo in a frame, then you understand how that can leave you in a sticky situation. Over time, moisture from the air can creep in between the frame and the picture, fusing the chemicals and ink of the photo to the glass in the frame. This often results in ripped or damaged photos when the picture is attempted to be removed.


We’ve see it happen dozens of times and have helped customers restore their badly damaged photos. However, this entire scenario can easily be prevented with a little foresight.


So, before you start that big framing project consider a few of our tips to help you keep photos from sticking to glass:


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Mr. Trump Won and We Are Keeping Our Word, Free Photo Scanning



In one very special way, all American families are winner’s from President-elect Donald Trump’s victory, because has arranged to digitize the nation’s photos for free.* 


scanmyphotos_logoMr. Trump won the 2016 presidential election, and is keeping its promise for free photo scanning [Pay just $14.95 for return S/H].


During the campaign, we made a wager and shared the views of many tech companies, but we lost.  However, integrity, credibility, commitment, and keeping our promise matters most. That’s been the cornerstone of and the reason why we have been in business for 26-years. Our passion is to help preserve generations of family’s photo memories.


Over the next month, will digitize your photos without charge* for up to 500 4″×6″ standard pictures per family/address.


*THE TERMS: Cannot be combined with prior orders. Each order of up to 500 standard 4″x6″ photographs must be mailed as one order, send up to 500 photos in one box.  No walk-ins.  A $14.95 return S/H is required. Expires December 9, 2016. All 4″×6″ photos must comply with photo preparation guidelines [with a 4″x6″ size limitation]. Many add-on services for an additional fee are available. Domestic U.S. orders only. Void where prohibited, applicable sales tax required, no cash value, and this offer may be subject to cancellation without notice for any reason. Helpful video on how to prepare your pictures. We are here to help.  Please use our live support concierge help desk to ask questions on ordering. MUST COMPLETE, PRINT AND INCLUDE THIS ORDER FORM WITH YOUR ORDER 


ScanMyPhotos,com, founded in 1990, has preserved the history of families around the world, on a very large scale by digitizing more than 300 million analog pictures. Background and more info available at


Behind-the-scenes tour of via KTLA-5 TV News


Scanning Companies Will Digitize Your Old Photos, Fast


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Andy Taylor, @TechTalkRadio Photo Scanning Interview with ScanMyPhotos

Our favorite tech resource for everything on technology, computers and hardware is Andy Taylor’s long running TechtalkRadio. To learn all you need to know about digitizing photos, click here for the interview with



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During the holiday’s we like to reminisce. We like to look back on the past and the way we remember that is with photos. One of the most asked questions is: how do I get these photos into your computer? Listen to this interview to learn more from the TechtalkRadio interview with president & CEO, Mitch Goldstone.





For fans of Andy Taylor host of TechtalkRadio and among the nation’s foremost technologist, mark your calendars for his extensive coverage at the Consumer Technology Association’s January 5-8, 2017, Las Vegas global technology tradeshow, CES®.  #CES2017,


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