A great way you can spread the light and love of Jesus Christ this Christmas is through one of 61 Light the World giving machines. These vending machines are sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Instead of buying something for yourself, your purchase is a donation for someone in need.
The machines have 1,200 unique items, such as meals, groceries, shelter, clothing, healthcare, education, bedding, hygiene kits, job and career training, crops and livestock (such as chickens, goats, pigs, ducks, sheep and beehives).
Since the giving machines first launched in 2017, 1.5 million people have donated more than $22 million. The Church pays all program operational expenses so that participating nonprofit organizations receive 100% of the collected funds.
During the 2023 Christmas season, Light the World Giving Machines can be found in the following 61 locations in seven countries. If you are unable to visit a physical machine, you can donate online at GivingMachine.org.
- Guatemala City
- Cebu City
- Columbia, (Maryland)
- Dana Point (California)
- Des Moines
- Fort Worth (Downtown)
- Forth Worth (Grapevine)
- Gila Valley
- Huntington Beach
- Kansas City (Missouri)
- Las Vegas (Downtown Summerlin)
- New York City (Times Square)
- New York City (Church of Our Savior, 59th Avenue)
- Salt Lake City
- San Antonio
- St. Louis
- Washington, D.C.
More than 250 local and global nonprofits are participating this year—more than all previous years combined. Below are the global nonprofits:
- African Girls Hope Foundation
- American Red Cross
- Care USA
- Care Canada
- Church World Service
- Lifting Hands International
- Mentors International
- UNICEF Australia
- UNICEF Canada
- UNICEF USA
If you are unable to visit a physical machine, you can donate online at GivingMachine.org.
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Learn more in the article “See Where You Can Donate to a Light the World Giving Machine.”