To support America’s parks, today Apple has announced to donate $10 dollars to the US National Park Foundation for each purchase from August 24 till August 30. The goodwill gesture is made to celebrate the 104th birthday of the National Park Service on August 25.
$10 will be donated to the foundation for all purchases via Apple Pay in the Apple Store app, at all the Apple Stores in the United States and on apple.com. The company is a big supporter of natural resources by converting to renewable energy resources to power its retail store around the world and its Headquarters. Operating systems of Mac were also named after natural geological sites like Catalina, Big Sur, and others.
Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook said,
“Our national parks strengthen our connection to nature, to one another, and to the soul of our nation. We’re excited to continue building on our four-year partnership with the National Park Foundation, and to support their work to preserve our parks for generations to come.”
Apple supports America’s Parks in New Ways
The iPhone maker is involving its US customers to America’s parks by introducing new ways like the Apple Pay donation program, Apple Watch Activity Challenge, and special content collections like playlists and shows on the natural world will be available in the Apple Music, App Store and Apple TV apps.
These collections are designed as a chance for the users to not only experience the parks but also to learn their significance as national resources.
- On the Watch Now page of Apple TV app, shows like ‘Aerial America’ from the Smithsonian Channel and other relevant content on national parks.
- The App Store offers apps designed for safe exploration of parks like the AllTrails: Hike, Bike & Run, and National Park Trail Guide app.
- The updated ‘Nature Awaits’ playlist on Apple Music will allow users to walk around trees and treks in a park or just enjoy while exploring nature in their imagination.
- Inspired by national parks, an Activity Challenge on the Apple Watch will allow the smartwatch users worldwide to participate in the celebration on August 30. On completion of this special challenge, users will earn an Activity award and animated stickers for Messages.
Will Shafroth, National Park Foundation President and CEO said,
“We are proud to partner with Apple to celebrate our national parks and provide learning experiences across a young person’s journey to and through adulthood,” said “From natural landscapes to cultural and historic sites across our nation, national parks provide endless opportunities to connect kids of all ages to America’s diverse natural and cultural heritage.”
With support from Apple, the National Park Foundation’s youth programs have given thousands of kids the chance to learn about the parks in their schools, find inspiration in day trips to their local parks, immerse themselves in multiday camping trips, or challenge themselves with service corps programs that foster leadership, new skills, and appreciation for public lands. Apple is also working closely with the foundation to help these programs meet the needs of students and teachers while operating safely in light of COVID-19.
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