This week, the world joined forces to support charities, spotlight important causes, and help transform communities during GivingTuesday. Tech companies and their employees were a driving force in serving the greater good by helping those in need and raising money for nonprofits in communities across the country. Learn how tech is giving back in this week’s Tech At Work.
Instacart is making it easy for customers to give back. Now through December 7, customers can choose a national or local nonprofit to support in the app and Instacart will donate one meal on their behalf per order at no additional cost. Instacart hopes this initiative will help improve access to food for the millions of people experiencing food insecurity across the U.S.
Amyris exceeded its employee donation goal to support the women and children of Afghanistan. Led by the Amyris women’s group Women Empowering Each Other, and through a one-to-one company match, employees donated nearly $16,000 to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. The donation will help provide food, water, medical care, and aid to Afghanistan women and children who are facing dangerous conditions during the country’s current crisis.
Dell’s “Trade in and Give” charitable initiative is helping students impacted by the digital divide. This month, for every eligible computer Dell receives to be refurbished or reused, they will donate a device to a student in need.
In honor of GivingTuesday, the SmileDirectClub Foundation is doubling all donations to Year Up, an organization that helps young adults reach their full potential and launch meaningful careers. The SmileDirectClub Foundation will match all donations dollar for dollar, up to $50,000.
Gopuff is donating $40,000 in Gopuff credits to Covenant House programs across the U.S., providing essential items to young people facing homelessness. Gopuff is also donating personal care essentials to Covenant House residents, including toiletries, hygiene products, and more.
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Amazon is the world’s largest buyer of renewable energy, enough to power more than 3 million U.S. homes. Amazon is scaling its renewable energy portfolio through 18 new utility-scale wind and solar projects in the U.S. and Europe, representing 2 gigawatts of clean energy capacity. Amazon hopes to power operations with 100 percent renewable energy by 2025 — five years earlier than the original target of 2030.
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