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Microsoft, Parallels, and Swish team up to raise $13,575 for Watsi

Grace Garey by Grace Garey  •  posted 4 years ago in news

19 people will be receiving much needed medical care, thanks to a partnership between Microsoft, Parallels, and Swish. Earlier this year, Microsoft launched its Windows 8 Quickstart kit for iOS developers. The kit enables developers to test their web apps on Internet Explorer 10 and Windows 8 using their Macs with Parallels Desktop 8.

Microsoft placed 1,000 of the kits up for pre-order on Swish and asked developers to donate $25 to Watsi (or two of our favorite other non-profits, Code.org and Khan Academy) to secure a Quickstarter kit.

The kits sold out in a matter of hours, raising $13,575 for Watsi patients.

We’re so grateful for the support of the modern.IE team at Microsoft, as well as the teams at Swish and Parallels. Thanks for making Watsi patients the beneficiaries of this awesome campaign!


Grace Garey

Connecting people. Watsi cofounder.