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Texting a donation? Here's how it works.

Consumers have used their mobile phones to donate more than $64 million to causes across the globe. Although the process seems quick and convenient -- send money to your favorite charity just by texting -- it can take months for your donation to reach its intended recipient. In some cases, simply mailing a check would get the money there faster. That is, if you can find a stamp. If you text a donation, here's what happens. -- Ylan Mui

Consumers have used their mobile phones to donate more than $64 million to causes across the globe.

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