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Apr 12, 2001

Apple today announced that it will make an unspecified donation to the National Park Foundation for each qualifying Apple Pay purchase at an Apple Store, on, or in the Apple Store app in the United States from August 23 through August 29.


The promotion is limited to the first 100,000 transactions and it is subject to a $10 minimum purchase with Apple Pay, according to fine print on Apple's website.

This is at least the fifth consecutive year that Apple has ran this promotion in support of the National Park Foundation, the official charitable partner of the National Park Service in the United States. Apple CEO Cook has expressed his appreciation for national parks, and in an interview last year he said that Apple Park has conference rooms named after U.S. national parks, such as the Grand Canyon room near his personal office.

On August 25, all U.S. national parks that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission in celebration of the National Park Service's birthday. On August 28, Apple Watch users around the world can earn an Activity Challenge award themed after national parks by completing a hike, walk, run, or wheelchair workout of a mile (1.6km) or longer.

Article Link: Apple Store Purchases Made With Apple Pay in U.S. Will Support the National Park Foundation This Week
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Jun 22, 2014
Pacific Northwest, U.S.
Appreciated. In fact, I would like to see Apple do this continuously, each week to a different worthwhile foundation or cause.

And although the amount that they intend to donate is not stated (why not?), they can certainly afford it!
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macrumors 6502a
Apr 13, 2007
Chicago, IL
Makes sense that Apple would want to give back in more ways then teaching millions of geeks how to properly pronounce national park names.


May 23, 2012
Really great (non - “privacy” related) PR spin during a “privacy” debacle. Great distraction.
I’m not sure they’re related, but the timing is certainly interesting.
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