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.

Tim Cook gives almost $5 million of Apple shares to charity

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Tim Cook has pledged to give all his money away.
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Tim Cook has long talked about how he plans to give his entire fortune to charity — and a recent SEC filing shows that he’s living up to his word.

Recently, Apple’s CEO gave 23,215 Apple shares to an unspecified charity. At the current AAPL trading price, that’s almost $5 million.

Apple pledges $1 million to help fire-ravaged wine country

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Extreme winds and dry weather are making the wildfires in California's wine country hard to contain.
Extreme winds and dry weather are making the wildfires in California's wine country hard to contain.
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The fire-relief efforts in Northern California are getting a boost from some of the biggest tech companies in Silicon Valley.

Smoke from the wildfires ravaging wine country are currently choking out residents in San Francisco’s bay area, so Apple, Google and Facebook are stepping up by donating local efforts.