Google’s Holiday Gift: Donations to Charity the Rest of Us Can’t Afford

Google, in recognition of the difficult financial situation brought on by the recession, pledged $20 million to various charities “to thank [its users] for the time, energy, commitment, and trust you’ve shared with [Google] in 2009.”

Google’s announcement continues,

“This gift is for someone very special: Everyone. Because charities are experiencing their toughest year in decades, we have committed $20 million to helping those who help us all. Our gift to you is a gift to them. Happy Holidays.”

The groups receiving the funds are:

Their announcement came in an email to users with a page on its site to accompany it:

Happy Holidays from Google
Happy Holidays from Google