From 23-29 August, Apple Pay purchases will be donated to the US National Park Foundation

Apple announced a new welfare campaign with the U.S. National Park Foundation. The tech giant has vowed to make an unspecified donation to the nonprofit organization for all Apple Pay purchases made via the App Store, official website, or Apple Store.

The promotion will be active from August 23 to 29. According to a notice, Apple says that it is “celebrating our national parks”, with the U.S. National Park Service celebrating its 105th anniversary in 2021.

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App Store purchases made via Apple Pay in the U.S. will be donated to National Park Foundation this week

The promotion is limited to Apple Pay purchases made in the United States, moreover, it is limited to the first 100,000 transactions with the purchases being of at least $10. This is the fifth consecutive year that Apple has run this promotion in support of the National Park Foundation, the official charitable partner of the National Park Service.

We’re celebrating our national parks with a donation for each Apple Pay purchase at an Apple Store, on, or through the Apple Store app in the U.S. from August 23-29.

Purchase must be made on, through the Apple Store app, or at an Apple Store in the U.S. Limited to the first 100,000 transactions. Subject to $10 minimum purchase. Promotion ends August 29.

Apple CEO Tim Cook has shown expressed his appreciation for national parks, and in an interview last year he stated that Apple Park consists of conference rooms named after the U.S. national parks. In 2019, Apple donated $10 per select Apple Pay transaction to the National Park Foundation. In 2020, the tech giant donated up to $1 million based on Apple Pay purchases.

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Other than naming conference offices after the U.S. national parks, Apple has been using national parks in California as the name of its macOS operating systems, Yosemite and Monterey.

In addition to this, the company will also launch an Apple Watch Activity Challenge to celebrate national parks in the country. On August 28, Apple Watch users can earn the achievement by completing a walk, hike, run, or wheelchair workout for at least one mile.

Let’s take a day to appreciate the beauty of national parks all over the world. On August 28, earn this award by recording a hike, walk, run, or wheelchar workout of a mile (1.6 km) or more with any app that adds workouts to Health.

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Usman has been playing games for as long as he can remember. He is an editor at iThinkDifferent and writes about games, Apple news, hardware, productivity guides, and more. When not writing for iTD, Usman loves to play competitive Team Fortress 2, spends time honing his football skills, and watches superhero movies.

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