Buy all the Apple gear you ever wanted by donating in this $5K giveaway

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Donate to a respected charity for a chance to win your dream Apple setup.
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Few things in life are truly a “win-win” situation, especially when it comes to spending money.

But what if you could donate to charity and be rewarded with $5,000 for your good deed? That’s exactly what could happen with The Incredible $5K Cash Giveaway. You purchase entries in the raffle based on how much money you choose to donate. It’s a bargain that’s too good to pass up — and it’s here for a limited time only.

Apple employees donate record time and money to charity in 2020

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Apple employees are a giving bunch.
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Apple employees donated their time and money in record quantities in 2020, a year that hasn’t exactly been the best in living memory. Apple’s Giving Program, which matches employee donations and volunteered hours with monetary donations to the size charity, saw plenty of action.

While Apple doesn’t provide exact figures for the year, it notes that — since the program’s inception in 2011 — Apple employees have raised close to $600 million in total donations to more than 34,000 organizations. Along the way, employees have volunteered a massive 1.6 million hours of their time.

Apple matching charity donations with employees tops $100 million

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Apple charity donations fund Saints of Steel, run by Jaz Limos
Apple charity donations fund Saints of Steel, a non-profit run by Apple employee Jaz Limos.
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Apple’s 1-for-1 donation matching program, and paying employees for time spent volunteering, resulted in $100 million going to charities last year, the company said.

And it’s not only developers helping kids learn to code. There’s also a barbershop for the homeless run by an Apple employee.

Apple partners with Red Cross to accept donations to fight Australia bushfires

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Apple partners with Red Cross to accept donations to fight Australia bushfires
Apple made a donation back in December.
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Apple is making it easier for people to make donations to the Red Cross to help efforts in Australia as it battles back against the terrible bushfires the country has experienced.

Users can make Red Cross donations of between $5 to $200 through iTunes and the App Store. Apple is not taking any commission or processing fees for the donations, which will go entirely to charity.

Jony Ive pays for thousands of orchards to be planted at schools

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Jony Ive pays for thousands of orchards to be planted at schools
Jony Ive loves trees.
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Jony Ive has been largely quiet since his departure from Apple was first confirmed back in June. But now Ive has resurfaced — through a charitable contribution to the Daily Mail newspaper’s orchard-planting campaign.

Ive, who was instrumental in placing trees into Apple Stores, has donated 100,000 British pounds ($131,000) to the paper’s Be A Tree Angel campaign. Ive’s contribution will enable 1,000 orchards to be planted in 1,000 schools across the U.K.

Tim Cook makes massive donation to charity

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"Don't worry, guys, I found my wallet!"
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Tim Cook has donated more than $5 million worth of Apple shares to a charity, as revealed by a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing posted this week.

Cook’s decision to give away 23,700 shares of AAPL stock comes one year after he made a similarly sized donation to charity. Apple’s CEO has said that he plans to give away his entire fortune, currently valued at around $625 million.