In less than 2 months, Apple donates $2.6 million to charities through Matching Gifts Program

In less than 2 months, Apple donates $2.6 million to charities through Matching Gifts Program
Not long after being appointed CEO of Apple, Tim Cook initiated the “Apple Matching Gifts Program”, through which each dollar that any of the company's full-time employees donated to a non-profit organization was to be matched by Apple. Well, seven weeks have passed since then, and the results from the campaign have reportedly started hitting the inboxes of Apple employees.

More than $1.3 million have been matched by Apple so far, which when added to the $1.3 million that company personnel has spared brings the total amount of donated funds to $2.6 million. This surely is an impressive figure considering that the program has been running for less than two months.

At this time, only U.S. Apple employees can participate in the program, but the company is said to be looking into expanding the initiative's scope to divisions in other countries. Interestingly, former CEO Steve Jobs was never a big fan of such campaigns during his time leading the company and referred to them as “giving money away”.

So, do you think that the generous amount that the company has donated so far is even close to compensating for the true cost of Apple's products? Do not hesitate to share your opinion in the comments section below.

source: AppleInsider


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52 Comments

1. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

This is great news. We should all try to do more for charity. Anyone who bad mouths sj go to hell and u will most likely be modded anyway. We all have regrets.

25. douglasman100

Posts: 24; Member since: Aug 27, 2011

yeah i completely i agree with you thats why i like the Gates family they donate more than anyone in the world and still are #2 for richest people.I just wish apple did something like match 100 dollars for every 1 dollar. its not like they cant do it, heck maybe they will do it

2. android_hitman unregistered

why to be modded away? everyone has the right to free speech! why don\'t americans do charity for their own country to help clearing up the debt that is pulling down the whole world?

4. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

They will be modded for trollin an starting a flame war. Tacos has already been modded and pa is being tuff about this on both sides as they are unbaised. There is no freedom of speech on this board or else there would be no modding.

13. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

No. 5char

15. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

All freedom of speech does for you buddy is you won't go to jail for anything you say. It doesn't mean you can say whatever you want and not be modded.

30. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

biophone, there is a difference between sharing a negative opinion about SJ and the way taco acts on the boards. he was warned repeatedly and his posts were reported probably hundreds of times. His trolling was beyond a simle flame here and there. And with that said, SJ was an a-hole. That is my opinion of him. I still dont like apple as a company and never will, but at least Cook seems to be taking it into a slightly nicer position. I still dont have any hope for them to clean up their human rights violations in china as Cook was reportedly the mastermind of the foxconn deals and probably knew about all that was going on. A small step is still a step though.

37. iwebdroidberry7

Posts: 230; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

You act the same way!

42. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

yes, but generally only when provoked. some act that way as a general way of life.

47. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

You don't know the guy in a private light just public how can you call him an a-hole from his public perception jeeze.

48. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

because the people in his private life think the same.. his biography even paints him as an a-hole, bio. He runs a company in a way that it treats its partners like a-holes. he stole from his employees... he tries to bury any and all competition. He doesnt care how cheaply his products are made, who dies, or how crappy they get treated. he makes nothing but a-hole statements about anything that isnt an apple product. he-is-an-a-hole.

3. rendHELL

Posts: 304; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

wow apple is donating now....

5. arcq12

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

It's good that Apple is now doing some charitable works after Steve Jobs. Steve is really a douchebag. Apple has been overpricing their devices and they should really give the favor back to the consumers.

6. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Here we go! "Steve is really a douchebag. Apple has been overpricing their devices" Ps its steve money he can do what he wants and you dont have to buy the overpriced products.

7. arcq12

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

what ever man, you're not getting the point. and you're a douchebag as well.

8. rendHELL

Posts: 304; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

i agree

9. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

We all have regrets and im sure steve regreted not donating more money however its his money. How much of your money have you donated? Your the one calling people names and trying to start a flame war so who is the real douchebag and i doubt you have donated a large portion of your money so by your standards your a douce and hypocrite. Its childish of you to pass judgement on people based on how much money they donate and its very shallow.

10. Trainer

Posts: 23; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

@Biophone your post is the definition of hypocritical and childish. Jobs was an innovator but not a great humanitarian. Grow up and accept it. I run my own charity, an animal rescue. Now, call me a hypocrite.

17. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

I am not saying he was a great humanitarian but does that make him a douchebag. If we consider everyone who isn't a great humanitarian a douchebag then the world is just mostly douchebags . Hmmm maybe you should read before commenting first.

36. Dmann

Posts: 165; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Did you read his biography? I did and guess what. He WAS a DOUCHE! Very smart and unique one, but still. One more thing. It is not only his money. Apple is a company. He was the CEO and stockholder.

11. arcq12

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

i dont donate money because i'm not like steve who has tons of money which came from ripping people off by overpricing their devices. i donate through volunteering in charitable activities. and not because i'm telling the truth, means that i'm starting a flame war. truth hurts, isnt it? and i'm not judging steve based on his donations, i'm judging him because of his statements. he's saying that donating to charitable activities is like 'giving money away' which he obviously means its like 'wasting money'. your just not getting the point. it just shows how much space your brain has left. and seriously, i really do feel sorry for guys like you being a Steve Jobs' desciple, you guys are really forgetting what's right and wrong.

14. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Your totally missing the point. I am not saying he shouldn't of donated money he should of it would of been a great thing. What I am saying is that doesn't make him a d-bag or what ever your trying to con strew him as. Most likely the giving money away was taken out of context and PA didn't give a source of him ever saying that. You can't judge someone because you really don't know why they did what they did. You can't get in his head. He might of volunteered or have done something else which was more meaningful to him. I would respect him more for that then giving away money that is meaningless to him. People also try and get into rich people's pockets and judge them based on that which is really wrong.

19. arcq12

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

accept it dude. what ever you say, jobs is still a douchebag. he could've said he is investing on something that's why he wasnt able to donate despite of his huge profits instead of saying donating is a waste of money. you should realize that.

24. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

You don't know why he didn't donate a line out of context means nothing. You can't judge someone based of something you don't know. What if you found out tomorrow he donated all his money to charity in his will? There are many reasons he might not of donated and your are making statements out of your ass.

33. arcq12

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

what if? seriously? you're really funny. if jobs have donated in the past, we would've known it. and PLEASE, stop that 'Jobs donating all his money in his will' type of sh*t. you know that's not gonna happen and thats a statement from your ass. he is a douchebag. PERIOD.

12. rendHELL

Posts: 304; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

We dont have that much money but i do donate for Street Children. if i have money like Steve Jobs why not donate? It's not like I'm still gonna be able to use all that money when I'm dead anyways...

31. rendHELL

Posts: 304; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Fist Fight between ARCQ12 and BIOPHONE!!! who will win!? i bet on arcq12!!! wooohoooo!!!!!

38. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

see how society judges you for what you do with your hard earn money.... we all work for our money and we should do whatever we pleased.... and is wrong to attack a man that can no longer defend himself...

26. douglasman100

Posts: 24; Member since: Aug 27, 2011

16. drahmad

Posts: 480; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

Bill Gates has already given 34 billions in charities. Steve's whole earnings are about 7 billions. steve was not a good person. he was the product of illegitimate sex.

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