Apple adds iTunes Store page for Haiti donations

Jonathan Seff, Macworld
18 January, 2010
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Apple has added a page to the iTunes Store that allows people to donate to the American Red Cross to help those affected by the January 12 earthquake in Haiti (this works in Australia too — ed.)

On the page you can click to donate $5, $10, $25, $50, $100, or $200. Apple notes that 100 percent of the donation goes to the Red Cross, and “will support emergency relief efforts to help those affected by this earthquake.” Donations may go to relief supplies, mobilizing relief workers, or providing financial resources.

Apple also says that iTunes doesn’t share your personal info with the Red Cross, so you’ll only receive a standard e-mail receipt from iTunes.

Many companies have recently pledged to donate profits from their apps to the relief efforts as well.

Note that you can’t use iTunes Store credit towards donations—I made a donation this morning and my credit balance didn’t change.

[Hat Tip: The Loop]

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