San Francisco: Apple has revealed that
21,000 of its employees donated $42 million, combined with the companys
1-for-1 donation match and $25 match per volunteer hour, making a total
of $100 million to causes in 2019.
"We have a mission here at
Apple to change the world for the better, and give back to the
communities in which we live and work," says Lisa Jackson, Apple's vice
president of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives said in a
"Apple employees like Jaz embody this culture of
giving every day, volunteering over a quarter of a million hours last
year. We share a deep commitment to our local communities and doing what
we can to cause more good." Lisa added.
Recently, Apple CEO Tim
Cook had confirmed that his company will be donating funds to help
Australian firefighters in their efforts to contain the raging bushfires
in the country.
In a Twitter post, Cook also thanked the volunteers who fought the fires across Australia and encouraged everyone to stay safe.
in November, the Cupertino-based tech giant had committed a record $2.5
billion to help address the housing availability and affordability
crisis in California. The amount is two and a half times greater than
the $1 billion each that Google and Facebook have pledged.