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About the Giving Machine

This Christmas season, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints invites people everywhere to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ by sharing their light with others. This year’s “Light the World” initiative invites us to ask ourselves and then act on this question:

Who needs my light today?


One way to share light this Christmas is through a Light the World Giving Machine. These giving-focused vending machines, found in many cities worldwide, provide a unique and memorable way to serve and care for others. 


Inside every Giving Machine are various items local and global charities need to fulfill their mission, such as groceries, clean water, child vaccines, beds, hygiene kits, farming equipment, medical care, job training, educational supplies, and livestock. Donors purchase items from the Giving Machine, and participating charities fulfill the order. 


Since the first Giving Machine appeared in 2017, total contributions have reached $15 million. As part of its ongoing global humanitarian efforts, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints covers all operational costs, ensuring that 100% of every donation goes to the charitable cause of your choice.

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Total donations

in 2021


Polio vaccines for children


Menstrual kits to keep girls in school


Meals to feed the hungry

Last Year's Stats
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