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Google hopes to bring some holiday cheer by making it easier to directly donate to various organizations through the Play Store.

All you have to do is either open the Play Store or go to this website on an Android device. From there, you can donate money to any of the following non-profits:

  • American Red Cross
  • charity: water
  • Doctors Without Borders USA
  • Girls Who Code
  • International Rescue Committee
  • Room to Read
  • Save the Children
  • World Wildlife Fund US

100 percent of contributions go to the organizations you choose to donate to. Keep in mind that the contributions are separate from buying an app or game from the Play Store — the aforementioned organizations won’t see a dime if you buy Minecraft, for example.

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To make it easier to make a donation, Google will update the Play Store over the coming days. Those in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Germany, Great Britain, France, Spain, Italy, Taiwan, and Indonesia will be able to donate money through the Play Store.

Let us know in the comments below if you plan to donate during the holidays!