Christmas 2022

Giving Machine Locations Expand to ‘Light the World’

These giving-focused vending machines will be in 28 locations around the world

This Christmas season, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints invites people everywhere to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ and follow His teaching to share our light with others. The 2022 Light the World initiative invites us all to ask and act on this question:

Who needs my light today?

Returning this year are the popular Light the World Giving Machines. These giving-focused vending machines offer a unique and memorable way to share light by serving and caring for others around the world. Giving Machines include items such as groceries, fresh water, child vaccines, beds, hygiene kits, farming equipment, medical care, job training, educational supplies, beehives and livestock.

A New York City resident makes a donation at the Giving Machine at New York City’s Rockefeller Center near the iconic Christmas tree, in New York City, New York, on Tuesday, November 30, 2021. 2021 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.
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This year, more people than ever can participate as Giving Machines expand to 28 locations.

  • Brisbane, Australia
  • Calgary, Alberta
  • Cebu City, Philippines
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Glendale, Arizona
  • Gilbert, Arizona
  • Guatemala City, Guatemala
  • Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Houston, Texas
  • Kansas City, Missouri
  • Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Manila, Philippines
  • Mexico City, Mexico
  • Nashville, Tennessee
  • New York City, New York
  • Orem, Utah
  • Sacramento, California
  • Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Seattle, Washington
  • Washington, D.C.

Joining these 20 locations are eight additional cities in the United States that are participating in a mobile Giving Machine experience. These mobile Giving Machines will visit the following cities for a short stay before traveling to a new location:

  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Birmingham, Alabama
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Flagstaff, Arizona
  • Gila Valley, Arizona
  • St. Augustine, Florida
  • Tucson, Arizona

As the number of worldwide locations expands, so does the number of participating nonprofit organizations. This year, nearly 125 local and global nonprofits will join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to care for and serve millions of people in need. This year’s global nonprofit participants are:

  • African Girls Hope Foundation
  • American Red Cross
  • Church World Service
  • International Development Enterprises
  • Lifting Hands International
  • Mentors International
  • Water For People
  • World Food Program

Since the first Giving Machine appeared in 2017, total contributions have reached US$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.

Those unable to visit a physical machine can participate online at LightTheWorld.org/give.

Visit LightTheWorld.org on November 16 for location-specific dates and times.

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