New Charitable Program being Launched by Apple for its Employees

By  at Thursday, September 08, 2011  

A new charitable program is being launched by Apple for its employees, with the company offering to match employees’ personal contributions up to $10,000 per year. Currently this program is limited to U.S employees. But the company has planned to expand it to other countries over time.

The new Apple CEO Tim Cook announced the new program today in a company-wide email sent. Tim Cook said in his email:
 I am very happy to announce that we are kicking off a matching gift program for charitable donations. We are already inspired by the generosity of our co-worker who gives back to the community and this program is going to help that individual giving go even further.

Starting September 15, when you give money to a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization, Apple will match your gift dollar-for-dollar, up to $10,000 annually. This program will be for full-time employees in the US at first, and we'll expand it to other parts of the world over time.

Thank you all for working so hard to make a difference, both here at Apple and in the lives of others. I am incredibly proud to be part of this team.

An Apple spokesperson confirmed to MacRumors that this program has now started and will lead the company to much more success.

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