The technology industry continues to make a difference in communities across the country.  On Giving Tuesday and throughout the holiday season, tech is driving charitable donations, raising awareness for important causes, and helping those in need.  Learn more in this week’s Tech At Work.

How Tech is Helping Communities This Holiday Season

Instacart is donating up to one million servings of healthy fruits and vegetables to help Partnership for a Healthier America.

eBay has helped raise $1.3 billion over the past 20 years to support causes large and small and create lasting change.

Verizon’s Visible Wireless is donating $100,000 to three charitable nonprofits and matching individual donations of up to $20,000 to each organization.

This Thanksgiving, DoorDash helped deliver holiday meals and winter essentials to local communities.

Chegg launched a new company matching program to help its employees make a bigger impact with the causes they care about.

Nextdoor’s Keep It Local Business Fund awarded microgrants to 20 U.S. small business owners of color.

In honor of Giving Tuesday, Nasdaq invited and GoFundMe to ring the Opening Bell and shine a spotlight on the importance of giving this holiday season.

PayPal awarded its Community Impact Grants to 77 nonprofits to support local communities and expand economic opportunity.

Salesforce spotlighted several nonprofits and shared how these organizations are creating lasting change across the country.

New in Tech

Amazon is Using AI to Improve Holiday Shopping and Shipping

Cyber Monday is one of the biggest shopping days in the world.  This year, Amazon showcased how it’s using artificial intelligence to make shopping and delivery more seamless and convenient for its customers and employees.

What We’re Saying

TechNet Promotes Patricia Albertson to CFO and Senior Vice President of Administration

TechNet Sends Letter to the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee in Advance of its Hearing on AI and Healthcare

Before You Start the Weekend

Google has completed a first-of-its-kind commercial project with Fervo Energy to help power its operations in Nevada with next-generation geothermal electricity.  See how they’re doing it.