(Mirror Daily, United States) – The holidays are a good time to give back, and every time you use Android Pay, Google will donate $1 on your behalf that will aim to improve the lives of children with disabilities. The tech giant will be furthering their ‘Global Impact Challenge: Disabilities’ campaign from now until the end of the year.
It’s a win-win-win situation. The proceeds will be going for a good cause, Google will encourage customers to use their Android Pay service, and users will leave home with a peaceful conscience that their purchases has brought something to those less fortunate. It’s a beautiful goal that will essentially require nothing more than to use their services.
From this year’s November 24th to December 31st, Google has stated that they will donate $1 for every purchase finalized through Android Pay. This will go on until they reach the $1 million mark, and all the money will be going to education programs aimed at children with special needs.
Even more, on Black Friday, the day of all sales, on November 27th, the company will be doubling their donations, to $2 per every purchase.
All the funds will be given to DonorsChange.org, which will further use them to change the lives of the 6.4 million children with disabilities in the United States. Google estimates that, each year, teachers use $500 of their own pocket to boost programs for their young students with special needs. This is in spite of their unfortunately infamous low salaries. However, the tech giant aims to relieve some of those pressures and help them in their charitable goals.
Android Pay is easily available. It’s Google’s mobile payment system that makes for easy, quick, and wireless purchases for smartphones with near field communication (NFC), and running Android Lollipop. It’s simple to set up, and it takes a tap and pay at various terminals around the country. This includes major retailers, such as Macy’s, Walgreens, and Staples.
According to Google’s campaign, there are millions of outlets where the NFC system is enabled. However, it’s reportedly banned in various states where such programs forbid them, such as Hawaii, South Carolina, Illinois, Alabama, Massachusetts, and Mississippi. Anywhere else, the system is available and will be viable with Google’s campaign for children with special needs.
So, starting today until the end of the year, the tech giant will be boosting their charity work and involving every user of Android Pay. Each purchase will donate $1 to kids with special needs. It might also encourage users to take advantage of their new payment system.
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