All purchases made using Apple’s popular payment method, Apple Pay, in the United States provide an “undetermined” donation to the country’s national parks foundation, the National Park Foundation. Purchases made by users have a limit imposed by the company reaching up to 100,000 operations and with a minimum of 10 dollars of consumption. In this sense they enter from the products themselves to the applications.
The period chosen by Apple to make these donations is comprised from last August 23 until next Sunday 29 of the same month. The firm will donate a percentage of purchases made in the official Apple online store, in the iOS and macOS application stores in the United States.
The Cupertino firm usually makes this type of donation quite regularly and in the case of national parks it takes a few years. The proceeds will help the National Park Foundation in its quest to protect national parks with projects such as habitat restoration and historic conservation, and will also encourage the next generation to protect forests with programs like Open OutDoors for Kids.
The CEO of the firm Tim Cook himself, explained to the media the importance of taking care of the parks and above all the need to help their conservation with this type of donation, also commented a year ago in another interview that some of the Apple Park offices are named after some of the parks nationals that the country has. For the rest of Apple and Apple Watch users, it is time to enjoy the challenge that will arrive next Saturday, August 28, in which the challenge of the national parks will be activated.