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Apple offers original iPad donation program

updated 11:45 pm EDT, Mon March 14, 2011

iPads to be given to low-income-district teachers

Apple's retail store main page now features the iPad 2, but right alongside it is a solicitation for buyers to donate their "old" iPad by bringing them into their nearest Apple retail, whereupon the company will donate them to Teach For America, who in turn will provide it to a teacher in a low-income district.

There is no mention on either Apple's site or the Teach For America site about any tax deduction that might come from such a donation, but Teach For America is a 501(c)(3) corporation and all direct donations to it are tax-deductible. Readers who are interested in donating their first-generation iPads should call their nearest Apple retail store to get specific details.




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  1. macjockey

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -5

    nice idea

    But in today's economy people will be too cheap to give their iPad away.

  1. Feathers

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -2

    Cynicism or Philanthropy?

    Is this a cynical act acting as philanthropy? Let's see now... Apple are asking you to donate your old iPad to someone who couldn't afford to buy one from Apple anyway, rather than you selling it to someone who might. A clever way of broadening the user base with no loss of sales to Apple. Or am I just too suspicious?

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