Apple donates to US National Parks for purchases made from Apple

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Apple celebrates US national parks in 2020.
On August 30, win this badge in an Activity Challenge inspired by national parks.
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The National Park Service service turns 104 on Tuesday, and to help celebrate, there is a new Apple Pay donation program and special content collections on Apple TV and the App Store. Plus, there’s an upcoming Apple Watch Activity Challenge.

Contribute to national parks with your Apple purchase

From August 24 through August 30, Apple will make a $10 donation to the National Park Foundation for each purchase made with Apple Pay on Apple.com, in the Apple Store app or at an Apple Store in the United States.

This carries on a multiyear tradition by the Mac-maker of donations to this foundation in celebration of the Park Service’s birthday. “We’re excited to continue building on our four-year partnership with the National Park Foundation, and to support their work to preserve our parks for generations to come,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO.

Take a virtual visit to a park

With people avoiding travel during the COVID-19 crisis, the Apple TV app will feature a national parks highlight on the Watch Now page. It will promote the Smithsonian Channel’s Aerial America, along with other relevant shows and movies.

But even a pandemic doesn’t mean people should shut themselves off from nature. In the App Store, customers can check out a collection of popular apps for safely exploring the outdoors.

And, on August 30, Apple Watch users around the world can take an Activity Challenge inspired by the great outdoors. Simply hike, walk, run or wheelchair a mile or more to earn an Activity award and animated stickers for Messages.

Source: Apple