Microsoft Opens Hawaii Store, Donates Software to Local Charities

The company has agreed to donate $1.3 million (€1 million) to five Hawaii nonprofits

Redmond-based software company will officially open its first Hawaii retail store on June 13 and the firm will use the occasion to donate software to local charities.

According to a report by BizJournals, Microsoft will offer $1.3 million (€1 million) worth of software to five different Hawaii nonprofits, thus supporting the community with something else besides providing access to its latest products.

“It’s directly tied to their opening on June 13 in Ala Moana. It’s really fantastic what they’re doing. They’re going to help us get one of our trucks out there to collect donations. So we’re tying it to our Dell Reconnect program where we take computers and computer-related equipment — working or not working — and we recycle it safely,” Rick Kuwahara, director of communications at Goodwill, was quoted as saying.

Microsoft plans to open several new stores across the United States, as part of a broader plan that’s also believed to include new locations on the Old Continent too.

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