Apple donates $1 million and products to Utah-based LGBTQ+ charity Encircle
What you need to know
- Apple has donated $1 million and products to Utah-based LGBTQ+ charity Encircle.
- The nonprofit helps young LGBTQ+ people and their families find a sense of belonging.
A new report from Apple has detailed how the company donated $1 million to LGBTQ+ charity Encircle, and the impact the nonprofit has on the people it works with.
In a feature today Apple stated (opens in new tab):
Apple says that the charity Encircle "helps young people and their families through a number of services, including free and subsidized therapy sessions, Friendship Circles that create safe spaces and foster community, and an open-door policy that helps everyone who walks through their doors feel welcomed and accepted." With more of these services moving online during the pandemic, technology donations "make a meaningful difference" to Encircle as it tries to reach LGBTQ+ youth where they are.
Apple shared stories of families helped by Encircle, including Chrisann and Packard Toelupe, and their children Micah and Khristian:
You can read the full report here. (opens in new tab)
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