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The Seattle Times reports that Amazon has launched the Kindle Reading Fund, described as "an initiative to donate e-readers, tablets and digital books to libraries, schools and nonprofit organizations around the world ... The fund will initially donate 'thousands' of Kindle devices to reading programs in the developing world through a collaboration with Worldreader, a nonprofit. It’s also working with the National PTA, as well as hospitals, local schools and other non-profits, Amazon said.

The Times notes that "it’s the latest high profile philanthropic initiative unveiled by the Seattle tech and retail giant, which seems to be finding its ground as a more vocal corporate benefactor."
KC's View:
I think this is a great idea ... and Amazon ought to expand it in a way that allows customers to recycle their old Kindles and stuff. That's what Apple does, and it makes a lot of sense.