Apple has announced that it will donate $1 for every purchase made with Apple Pay on apple.com, through the Apple Store app, or at an Apple Store to help the effort against HIV/AIDS in partnership with (RED). In addition, select Apple Store locations around the globe are now displaying a red Apple logo in support of World AIDS Day on December 1.
Apple continues its partnership with (RED), pledging to donate a maximum of $1 million in the fight against AIDS
The tech giant has also announced that now through December 6, it will donate $1 for every purchase made with Apple Pay on apple.com, through the Apple Store app, or at an Apple Store to the fight against HIV/AIDS. Donations are limited to a maximum of $1 million. From now until December 31, 2022, half of those proceeds will go to the Global Fund’s COVID‑19 Response to alleviate the impact of COVID‑19 on the fight to end AIDS.
The tech giant first announced that it was redirecting a portion of eligible funds to help fight COVID-19 in April 2020. Originally, the program was supposed to come to an end on June 30, but the tech giant later extended it till December 30. With the ongoing pandemic worsening as new variants are being discovered, Apple has will be donating to the Global Fund’s COVID‑19 Response until the end of 2022.
Apple has said that donating funds to support the COVID-19 Response will offer significant relief to healthcare systems most impacted by the ongoing global pandemic. As a result of COVID-19, over 100 Global Fund‑supported countries reported widespread HIV/AIDS programs and service delivery disruptions. By helping to improve these health systems, it will turn in help the fight against HIV/AIDS.
Over a 15-year partnership with (RED), Apple-supported grants have provided lifesaving treatment to over 13.8 million people living with HIV. In addition, The partnership has raised nearly $270 million in the fight against global pandemics. Over $21 million donated to the Global Fund’s COVID‑19 Response has helped provide vulnerable communities with safer access to critical HIV services.
Also from December 1, Apple Watch users can download six new (RED) faces from Apple. There are also a ton of informative shows about HIV/AIDS available on Apple Books, Apple Music, Apple Podcasts, and the Apple TV app.
The Cupertino tech giant has been partnering with (RED) for 15 years now selling exclusive (PRODUCT)RED versions of its products including iPhone, Apple Watch bands, iPhone bands, and donating funds to help the fight against HIV/AIDS. Purchasing a red iPhone touch, red Beats Pill+ or red Beats Solo3 will also contribute to the fund.