Multi Billion Dollar Company Apple Announces They Will Match Whatever Employees Donate to Charities. How Sweet.

By Jamie Epstein September 09, 2011

After Steve Jobs resigned from his coveted post as Apple CEO, Tim Cook stepped in and already has made some pretty big decisions, with one of them being that the company will match employee’s charitable donations.

A recent article from Yahoo is reporting that in an email, Cook told Apple employees that beginning September 15, if they decide to donate a percentage of their hard earned money to any type of non-profit organization, the Cupertino company will equal the donation up to approximately $10,000 a year.

At this time, the new donation matching plan is only available to employees who work in the United States, however, in the near future, all Apple workers around the globe will be able to take part in this selfless event. Once all employees of the technology giant can participate in this program, the amount of money these lucky charities will receive will rise tremendously, as the company boasts around 50,000 workers.

You may be asking yourself, “What made the company decide to launch this program?” Cook stated that the idea was actually thought of due to the humanitarian efforts the company’s countless workers already play important roles in.

In related Apple news, the Associated Press recently reported that Apple is receiving harsh criticism from Chinese environmental activists because the company is thought to be causing a huge amount of pollution.

According to documents unveiled this week, Apple is allegedly working with suppliers that are risking the health of the public due to the troubling fact that they are using heavy metals and other heavily toxic materials.

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Jamie Epstein is a TechZone360 Web Editor. Previously she interned at News 12 Long Island as a reporter's assistant. After working as an administrative assistant for a year, she joined TMC as a Web editor for TechZone360. Jamie grew up on the North Shore of Long Island and holds a bachelor's degree in mass communication with a concentration in broadcasting from Five Towns College. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves

TechZone360 Web Editor

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