This post on making a difference in the world through your own photography is brought to you by Johnson & Johnson and The Motherhood, who sent me a box of products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are all my own, and I hope you enjoy them.

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What is it about this kid? Even when he's being kind of whiny, he's still cute. This photo is the type I often post on social media channels. Lately, though, I've become hesitant about photo sharing. Apparently a lot of sites have weird terms and conditions that grant them license to sell users' photos and use them for advertising. Heaven forbid my kids or myself unknowingly wind up in a cigar commercial or something. Doubtful, though you never know.

this photo helped a newborn thrive

But wait! I just heard about this new photo sharing app that actually does some good in the world! Donate a Photo, sponsored by Johnson & Johnson, lets users choose a charity to “donate” their photo to. One photo equals one dollar* to a participating cause of your choice. Current causes include Keep America Beautiful (one photo helps restore a community park), Save the Children (one photo helps a newborn get medicine to thrive) and Safe Kids (one photo protects seven children from a preventable sports injury).

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It's as easy as uploading a photo through your cell phone. Plus, users can add a caption and share throughout social networks to get friends involved, too.

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Best of all, the terms & conditions are user-friendly. Photos are never used for commercial purposes or to sell products.

J&J photo gallery

One of my favorite features is the gallery, where all uploaded photos are compiled for browsing. I love seeing what fellow do-gooders are up to.

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Users can donate one photo a day, every day.

The Donate a Photo app is available for download in the App Store and Google Play. Learn more about it above. Also, be sure and head over to HealthyEssentials.com and register to save on J&J products that do good for your family and the earth!

*Johnson & Johnson has curated a list of trusted causes, and you can donate a photo to one cause, once a day. Each cause will appear in the app until it reaches its goal, or the donation period ends. If the goal isn't reached, the cause will still get a minimum donation.