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Apple Pay users can support America’s National Parks

Apple Pay users can take part in a new donation program to support the US National Park Service next week.

Announcing the initiative on their website, Apple also announced a new activity challenge for Apple Watch users too.

From August 24 through to August 31, Apple will donate $1 to the National Park Foundation, which is the official charity of the US National Park Service, for every purchase made in the United States using Apple Pay at any Apple Store, on Apple.com or using the Apple Store app on any iPhone or iPad.

 Get Out! (of doors)

All the proceeds will be used to support the National Park Foundation’s mission to protect and promote our national parks through habitat restoration and historical monument preservation. They will also support their outreach and activity programs such as Open OutDoors for Kids.

Apple CEO Tim Cook said: “America’s national parks are treasures everyone should experience, and we’re proud to support them again this month by donating a dollar for every purchase made with Apple Pay at one of our stores.

“These awe-inspiring places are our national inheritance, and Apple is doing our part to pass them on to future generations — just as extraordinary, beautiful and wild as we found them.”

And I would walk 50 miles

Next Saturday, September 1, Apple Watch users who complete a 50 minute walk, run or wheelchair workout will earn an Activity app award and stickers for Messages inspired by national parks.  The 50 minute mark is an homage to the Redwood National Park’s 50th anniversary this year.

The App Store will also be showcasing a collection of the best apps to help users navigate around the national parks.

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